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Man shot trying to stop robbery at Southside motel

Man shot trying to stop robbery at Southside motel
Posted at 9:36 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 23:24:23-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Police are investigating a shooting at a Southside motel that left a man critically injured Sunday night.

Police were dispatched to Midlothian Inn in the 6500 block of Midlothian Turnpike around 8:05 p.m.

Officers said a man was trying to stop a robbery when he was shot in the stomach at the motel.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police are searching for a suspect described only as a black male with dreadlocks.

No additional details were available at last check.

If you have information that could help detectives, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or submit a tip online at http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smart phones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods of contact are anonymous.

WTVR CBS 6 News has a crew at the scene. Check back with WTVR.com and watch CBS 6 News for the latest on this breaking story.