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Marion Police Searching for Suspected Gunman
MARION (Ken Hines) -- A gunman who shot a man Monday during an alleged robbery attempt is still at large.
The victim told Marion police the suspect confronted him on the 500 block of Euclid Ave. at approximately 7:15 p.m., and claimed he was going to rob him.
Instead, the victim said the suspect shot him multiple times without stealing any of his belongings.
The victim is expected to recover from his wounds.
The gunman is described as Caucasian, 6'3"-6'4" tall, with a medium build, and a tattoo of a tear drop under one of his eyes. He was wearing a brown or tan Carhart jacket, as well as a black bandanna over his face, at the time of the shooting.
Police advise people to avoid confrontations with anyone they believe may be the shooter, who is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the suspect and/or robbery is encouraged to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 740-382-8244, or the Marion Crime Tip Line at 740-387-TIPS (8477).