BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 24-year-old Baltimore man was arrested for attempted murder after he was caught on video trying to rob another man at gunpoint downtown and then opening fire as the victim ran away, authorities said.

City surveillance video shows the suspect pull what appears to be a gun on the victim outside a parking garage in the unit block of Custom House Avenue overnight. The suspect can then be seen chasing after the fleeing victim and firing a shot at close range, but missing the victim, according to police.

The victim can be seen falling to the ground as the suspect takes off running in the opposite direction. Miraculously, the victim rises unhurt.

About 12:50 a.m., a city watch operator reported there was an armed man wearing black clothing with a red bandana in his pocket near the corner of Custom House and Water Street, according to police. The suspect was taken into custody at the intersection of Baltimore and Gay streets.

A search of the area uncovered a loaded .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun with a round chambered and 13 in the magazine underneath a parked vehicle, police said. Investigators also found a spent shell casing near the scene where the victim was shot at.

Nelson Lamar Pryor, 24, is charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, armed robbery, first-degree assault, and a list of related offenses, according to police.


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