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Robbery suspect points gun at officer
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- Local police come face to face with a gunman after a robbery.
The suspect, 21-year-old Nathanial Turnbow, had already shot a man before he pointed a gun at an officer. The victim of the shooting is 26-year-old William McCarty. He is being treated for serious injuries at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown.
Gunfire echoed through a normally quiet neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Neighbor Jennie Ort spoke with Local 12's Larry Davis about what she heard.
"And we heard two gunshots. We looked down the street and we saw a young man laying on the ground. And that's when we came around to see what was actually going on on my way to the corner market."
Police crime scene investigators collected evidence in the middle of the street. That's where the victim was shot in the back. Police say the gunman also hit the victim over the head with his weapon.
Lt. Scott Reeve of the Middletown Police Department said, "It appears from the witness statements that it was an attempted robbery where the shooter ended up shooting the victim."
Officials say police were on the scene in a matter of minutes. They began chasing the suspect and Lt. Reeve tells Larry Davis, during the pursuit the suspect pointed a gun at an officer in a vehicle. There was no exchange of gunfire. A short time later the suspect, Turnbow, was apprehended.
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