ORLANDO, Fla. - Investigators are looking for a thief who shot a man after stealing a gold chain he was trying to sell at an east Orlando apartment complex near the University of Central Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
The shooting occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday at The Lofts apartments at 1612 Loftway Circle, deputies said.
A 41-year-old man and his girlfriend met the thief outside Building 16 in the complex to sell a gold chain when the suspect took it and ran.
The victim chased after the suspect on foot when the suspect shot him and continued to run away.
The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition, deputies said.
Authorities did not identify the man who was shot.
Deputies said they are looking for the shooter.
Authorities said the suspect was a man in his 20s.
UPDATE: Spokesperson for @OrangeCoSheriff tells me they're still looking for the suspect. Victim was taken to ORMC in critical but stable condition. The scene is still very active so spokesperson will have to wait to get more info from investigators. https://t.co/rUCZ85lW6d— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) June 24, 2018
Some people living at The Lofts apartments aren't able to park near their if it's part of the large crime scene taped up. Unsure right now if everyone can get into units adjacent to the crime scene.— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) June 24, 2018
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