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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police say they've arrested a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping.

Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says in a brief news release that police and federal marshals arrested 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans at a house late Monday morning. He was wanted on charges of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder.

According to The Times-Picayune, the footage, captured by a nearby business, shows a man in a hooded shirt dragging a woman down a street early Friday morning. She falls and the man takes her purse. Twenty-five-year-old Peter Gold stops to help the woman, and the man pulls out a gun and shoots Gold.

The New Orleans Police Department said in a news release, “The victim explained to the suspect, repeatedly, that he did not have any cash. The suspect became enraged and shot the victim once in the stomach.”

A misfire apparently foiled an attempt to shoot him in the head.

The woman was treated for minor injuries.

Tulane University says fourth-year medical student Peter Gold continues to improve but remains in guarded condition Monday.

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