JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are investigating after a man was shot in the hand Tuesday.
Police responded to the 200-block of Jackson around 2 p.m. in reference to someone with a gunshot wound, but the victim had left the scene.
Officers found the victim at NEA Baptist Hospital. The man had an injury to his left hand.
It appeared to be a close contact wound to the inside of his palm, below the ring finger. There was a large exit wound on the top of his hand.
According to the police report, the man said he was walking on Burke Street when a person in a mask approached him.
The suspect reportedly told the man to "drop it off" and was trying to rob him.
The person then pulled out a handgun that the man described as "silver on top and black on the bottom," according to the report.
The two then began to struggle over the gun and that was when the man was shot in the hand.
The man then took off running and said the suspect ran in the opposite direction.
The victim could not give officers any other description of the suspect other than that he was wearing a mask.
Police have no suspects at this time.
If you have any information about the case, call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP.
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