Police release sketch of man who shot U.S. Marine

Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-02-24 08:38:56-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Police released a sketch of the man they said shot a U.S. Marine during a robbery in Richmond, Virginia last month.

Police described the robber as a black male, skinny, 5’10” and in his late 20s.

During the robbery police said the man wore a black or red bandanna around his face. The bandanna may have had a Houndstooth print design.

On Jan. 27, police said the Marine and his girlfriend were walking in the Church Hill neighborhood when the robber approached and demanded money. Police said the couple complied, but the robber shot the Marine anyway.

The Marine suffered life-threatening injuries. Police said he is currently in rehabilitation.

Police asked anyone with information about this crime to call Detective Amira Sleem at (804) 646-3871 or the Department’s Tipsline at 514-TIPS (8477).