Silver Lake shooting suspect sketch released

SILVER LAKE, Calif. Detectives say the woman and a group of friends were walking to their car in the 2300 block of Glendale Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. when a man approached them and asked for the time. As the individuals looked down at their watches, the man violently attempted to snatch the woman's purse. The companions intervened and struggled to fight off of the suspect.

During the struggle, the suspect shot the woman in the arm and ran with her purse. Paramedics rushed the woman to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was described as a thin-build, male Hispanic between 20 to 35 years of age. He stood 5 foot 8 inches and was last seen wearing a dark-blue, hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Northeast Division robbery detectives at 213-847-4270. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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