Mountain View Voice

News - July 5, 2013

Man shot in head during robbery

by Andrea Gemmet

A man was shot in the head during a struggle with a robber on Monday afternoon, July 1, on Fairchild Drive, police said. Officers failed to turn up the suspect despite an extensive search, according to a Mountain View police spokesman.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking along Fairchild Drive near Tyrella Avenue at around 1:15 p.m. when he allegedly was approached by a man armed with a handgun. The suspect took property from the man, and in the struggle the victim was shot in what police described as a "grazing-type wound" to the head. He was not seriously injured, police said in a press release.

The victim was taken to the hospital and later released.

The suspect is described as a black male adult, 6 feet tall, in his mid-20s, and was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap and dark jeans. Police said they set up an extensive perimeter to search for suspect, but did not find him.

Police declined to disclose more details before the Voice's press deadline on Tuesday, as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Mountain View Police Department at 650-903-6344. Callers may remain anonymous.

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