Shortly after midnight this morning, a female victim arrived at home in the 1100 block of S. Third Avenue. She was walking to her door with her young child when she was accosted by a male suspect. The suspect demanded her purse and a laptop that she was carrying. The victim did not immediately comply and the suspect brandished a dark "handgun", discharging it toward the victim. The victim was struck in the cheek and the suspect grabbed the purse and computer, running off to an awaiting vehicle.
The victim suffered a cut and bruising on her cheek and did not require immediate medical attention. It appears that the weapon was a BB or pellet gun. The child was not harmed.
The suspect was described as a male, possibly African-American, 20-25 years old, medium build, wearing dark clothing and jeans. The suspect vehicle was described as newer, dark in color, possibly a Dodge.
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