Gainesville man shot in hip as he ran


Published: Monday, January 10, 2011 at 4:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 10, 2011 at 4:03 p.m.

The search for the gunman in a Sunday evening shooting was continuing Monday.

Meanwhile, Gainesville police detectives began to get a clearer idea of what led up to one man receiving a gunshot wound. What remained unclear on Monday was a motive for the shooting.

Dominique Bryant, 37, of Gainesville, was trying to run from the gunman when he was shot once in the right hip, according to police spokeswoman Cpl. Tscharna Senn. He was recovering at a local hospital on Monday.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Gardenia Gardens apartment complex at 1700 NE Eighth Ave.

Senn said three people from Polk County drove into the complex. While they were still in their car, “the suspect opened the back door and was holding a gun,” Senn said. “The driver and the backseat passenger were able to run off. The front seat passenger tried to wrestle the gun away and there was a struggle inside the vehicle, but he could not get the gun so he tried to run, and that is when he was shot and hit on his right side.”

The wound was not considered life-threatening.

The suspect was described as a thin black male who was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and who was wearing a black hat, tan jacket and white undershirt.

“We have a lot of promising leads we believe will help us identify and locate the suspect,” Senn said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 393-7670 or call Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP (7867).

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