Armed robber shoots woman who tries to knock him down

6:49 AM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A woman who was the victim of a robbery in north St. Louis last night is hospitalized after she was shot in the thigh while trying to knock the gunman down.

Authorities say the woman and her boyfriend were walking through an alley after leaving a nearby liquor store when they were confronted in an alley behind the 5300 block of Wabada.

The robber pointed a gun at the couple and demanded their property and money.

The woman charged towards the gunman in an attempt to push him or knock him down, when the suspect fired once and struck the woman in the upper leg.

The robber then fled the scene. 

The male victim of the robbery was not hurt.  The woman was transported to an area hospital.  No names have been released.

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