Sheriff: Robbery appears to be motive in shooting

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CULLEN — Robbery appears to be the motive of a shooting in Cullen that took place Wednesday night, Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says.

“We responded to a shooting that took place off Abbott Circle in Cullen (around 9:30 p.m.),” he said. “We made contact with the victim at Springhill (Medical Center), and he’d been shot in the left arm one time.”

Sexton says the victim, who is not being identified at this time, told him he’d pulled into a residence on Abbott Circle and the perpetrator demanded money.

“He said he told him he only had $100, and the (perpetrator) hit him with an object he believed to be a pistol,” he said. “He was still sitting in the driver’s seat of his car and the suspect shot him in the arm. The victim then backed up and got away from them.”

He says, according to the preliminary investigation, the perpetrator took off running. Sexton says he believes investigators know who committed the crime, but isn’t releasing details at this time.

“We’ve got some suspects but we have not made any arrests at this time,” the sheriff said. “We’re trying to locate them now.”

The victim did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff says the victim claims the motive of the incident was robbery.

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