Police Searching for Assault Suspect

By WTAJ News

Published 01/30 2014 11:07AM

Updated 01/30 2014 11:09AM

INDIANA, INDIANA COUNTY – Police are searching for the suspect in an early morning assault near Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

According to State Police the suspect followed the victim for several blocks before the victim pulled into the Maple Street Apartments. Both the suspect and victim exited their vehicles and got into an altercation. The suspect knocked the victim to the ground and assaulted him before producing a handgun and shooting the victim in the leg.

A male passenger in the suspect’s vehicle witnessed the assault and fled on foot. The suspect fled in his vehicle, which police believe is a silver Lincoln MKZ sedan with sunroof and aluminum wheels.

Police are analyzing video surveillance which captured the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at Indiana.

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