Cops seek suspect who shot Staten Island woman in the face

Cops are searching for the man seen in this surveillance photo for allegedly shooting a woman in the face after he attempted to rob her. (NYPD)
The suspect, seen in this surveillance photo, approached the victim as she was walking from her car to her home in the Port Richmond section of Staten Island early Monday morning. (NYPD)

Police are searching for a man who they say shot a Staten Island woman in the face after she refused to give him her money.

The woman, 30, was walking from her car to her home in Port Richmond at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Monday when she was approached by the suspect, police said. The man displayed a gun and demanded money. When the woman refused, the suspect shot her once in the face and then fled, police said.

The victim was taken to Richmond University Hospital where she is listed in serious but stable condition.

The suspect is about 6-feet tall with a thin build and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.



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