Tourist shot in back after turning away robbers in NYC: cops

A tourist from Denmark was shot in the back in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Sunday morning after refusing to hand over his belongings to an armed robber, police officers said.

The robber approached the 31-year-old around 3:30 a.m. at West 103rd Street and West End Avenue and demanded that he turn over his cell phone.

The victim, who was on his way home from a party, refused to comply and tried to leave.

Tourist loaded into ambulance
The tourist was shot dead after refusing to hand over his belongings to the robber, police said.
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“He just kept walking and the guy shot him,” a police source said.

The tourist, who was born in Argentina and lives in Denmark, suffered a gunshot wound to the back, police said. He was taken to St Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.

There were no immediate arrests, police said.

The police are investigating the crime scene.

The police are investigating the crime scene.


scene of the shooting

Robbery and other crimes have recently increased by about 40% in New York, according to the NYPD.


Orange cone at the crime scene

The victim was taken to St. Luke’s in stable condition.


The police are investigating the crime scene.

There were no immediate arrests.


Robberies and other serious crimes have increased about 40% in the city recently, NYPD data shows.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/18/tourist-shot-in-back-after-refusing-robber-in-nyc-cops/ Tourist shot in back after turning away robbers in NYC: cops

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