Man Trying To Stop Robbery Got Shot
OAKLAND — A man who tried to stop an attempted robbery was shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in Chinatown, authorities said.
The man shot was in stable condition.
The shooting happened about 2 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Eighth and Franklin streets. Two men tried to rob two women of their purses when a man apparently with them tried to stop them. They began pistol-whipping and beating him when a fourth man tried to intervene. That man was shot by at least one of the suspects.
Police said the suspects fled without taking anything. The man who tried to help the three apparently did not know the victims.