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Armed Suspect Shoots Victim in Hamilton Township Robbery

By rlsmetro on
Hamilton Township (Mercer)

Authorities in Mercer County are on the search for a suspect responsible for an armed robbery that resulted in a shooting Friday afternoon. 

In a statement released by Hamilton Township police, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a black suspect male, holding a handgun, approached a male and female victim as the two exited their vehicle in the 20's block of Coral Drive.

Police say a male suspect demanded the two hand over money and their backpack, in which a struggle immediately occurred.

During the struggle, the gun was discharged, and the male suspect fled the scene with a second suspect towards Alton Road. Neither of the victims sustained gunshot injuries, according to the press release. 

Hamilton Police are looking out for a 5’8 black man who wore a black sweatshirt, a gray face mask, and displayed a semi-automatic pistol, and another suspect who is taller and wore a tan, yellow sweatshirt, and a black facemask.

The public is asked if anyone has any information. Please contact Detective Nicholas Schulte of the Hamilton Police Division Criminal Investigations Sections at (609) 689-5825, email at nschulte@hamiltonpd.org, or call the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.