Man Says He Was Shot During Attempted Robbery Near Aurora

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee November 3, 2009

A Seattle man told police he was shot during in an attempted robbery in North Seattle late last month.

According to a police report, the man was walking to a gas station on Northgate Way and Aurora Avenue N at about 2:15 a.m. on October 27th, when he was confronted by a man in an alley who demanded his money. When the man refused, the robber pulled out a handgun.

A struggle ensued, the report says, and the gun went off. The man was struck by one bullet, which passed through his hand and thigh, and the robber fled the scene.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he was interviewed by police. However, it appears police may be suspicious about the man's story as, according to the report, "an extensive area check was done in that area by multiple officers, and no scene or evidence was located.  There were no 911 calls in the area reporting shots fired, or a disturbance, and that area is heavily populated day and night."

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