Police investigate Ukiah shooting, robberies
Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:43 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:40 p.m.
Three robberies, one involving the shooting of a 19-year-old man, occurred in less than 24 hours in Ukiah. Police Monday were looking for more than one suspect.
It started about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, when two white men armed with a knife robbed a clerk at Sunny's Donuts on South State Street. They took money from the register and ran.
At about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old Ukiah man was shot, Ukiah Police Capt. Justin Wyatt said.
Police found him leaning against a building on East Perkins Street with a wound to his upper body.
The man, who wasn't identified, told officers he was shot while sitting in his car parked near Clara and Mason streets.
He said two men approached his car and one, whom he knew, pointed a gun at him.
The second man tried to take property from the victim's car. The victim was shot, then was able to drive a few blocks and called for help.
He was taken to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center and then transferred to an undisclosed out-of-county hospital.
The victim described the men as black males, one about 6-foot-2, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, and one about 6-feet, wearing a hooded camouflage jacket.
While officers were searching the area they were approached by another man who said he'd just been robbed.
The 21-year-old victim told officers he'd been walking home from food shopping at about 9:30 p.m. in the area of Clara and Mason Streets when two men came up to him.
He said they threatened him with their fists and demanded cash, said Wyatt.
The victim said the two men held him down on the ground and took items from his pocket.
He described the men as black, one about 6-foot-1 and one about 5-foot-8, both wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.
Whether the two crimes were linked wasn't clear, but Wyatt said they apparently occurred at about the same time in the same neighborhood.
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