Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Waxhaw couple shot in Monroe, wife in critical condition

I stumbled across this earlier today. The Charlotte Observer has some of the details of this unfortunate story.
Monroe police continue to look Tuesday for the man suspected of shooting a couple outside a Monroe license plate office during an apparent robbery Monday evening.

The victims included the woman who managed the agency, in the Bundy Square shopping center on West Roosevelt Boulevard.

Police identified the victims as Crystal and Robbie Jordan, of Waxhaw. Investigators told reporters they suspect the gunman might have been waiting for Crystal Jordan to leave the office after it closed.
This Enquirer-Journal piece is more detailed, painting a more accurate picture of the crime. Read the whole thing.
Mandy Strickland witnessed the attack in the parking lot from her store next door.

“He was trying to grab her purse from her and she was trying to hold it and when he started shooting her, she let go of it,” Strickland told news partner WSOC 9 TV. “She was not moving at all. There was blood everywhere and by the time the ambulance got here, it looked like she was going into shock.”

She said the gunman then shot Robbie Jordan.

“He was shot in the face and he also got shot in the back,” she said. “When he grabbed his face the first time is when the guy shot him in the back.”
Crystal Jordan has since been transported to Carolinas Medical Center and was listed in critical condition as of last night. The suspect is still at large. The two descriptions of the gunman from the Observer and the Enquirer-Journal are:
Police said the suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, short, with a dark complexion, possible corn-row hairstyle, wearing a white t-shirt with a blue design, jeans and ankle-high white tennis shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.

Police are looking for a suspect described as a black man in his early 20s between 5’2 to 5’3, with a dark complexion and either cornrows or dreadlocks. He fled north on foot after the incident and was said to be wearing a white T-shirt with a blue design or logo on the front, loose fit blue jeans and white tennis shoes that were ankle height.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Crystal, Robbie, and the police who need to catch the armed gunman.

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