Man treated for non-fatal gunshot wound at Fort Pierce, says unknown assailant shot him
June 21st, 2010 by TCPalm.com
By Elliott Jones
FORT PIERCE — Police are investigating the non-fatal shooting of a man who told authorities he was the victim of an attempted carjacking Saturday evening, police reports show.
Ulysses Jones Jr., whose address was not listed, was treated at the Treasure Coast Trauma Center at Lawnwood Regional, Fort Pierce, for a single gunshot wound to the pelvis.
According to police reports, he told investigators he was leaving a store, at the corner of North 21st Street and Avenue E, around 8:10 p.m. Saturday when a male with a handgun got in the passenger side of the car Jones was driving and demanded the car.
Jones told police he refused to give up the Buick LeSabre and the assailant fired a 38-caliber handgun and then fled on foot.
Police quoted the store owners as saying they didn’t remember seeing Jones in the store anytime on Saturday, reports show.
The Buick LeSabre belongs to Donna Townsend, who resides in the 1200 block of N. 29th Street and it was from that apartment that Jones called police about the shooting, reports show.
The investigation is continuing.
Jones described the assailant as being between 18 and 25 year old and under six feet tall.
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