Fourth-year Tulane Medical School student Peter Gold was driving on Magazine Street at 4 a.m. Friday when he spotted a woman being carried against her will to a nearby car on St. Mary Street. He backed up and turned against traffic on St. Mary, pulling up to the woman – by now crumpled on the sidewalk — and rushed to her aid, cellphone in hand.
As he crouched at her side, the man who had been carrying her moments before jumped out of a light-colored sport utility vehicle with a semi-automatic pistol and pointed it at Gold’s face.
He pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed. Lowering the weapon, he shot Gold in the stomach.
Finally, he gave up, jumped in his vehicle and sped away, leaving the gut-shot good Samaritan and the woman the man had tried to abduct behind him on the sidewalk.
Tulane University is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and indictment of the assailant.