Photos/Video: Outstanding Tulane student Miraculously survives murder when robber’s gun jams


A Tulane University medical student, Peter Gold saw his life threatened and then saved on Friday around 4 a.m morning , when Gold was driving on Magazine Street he saw a man dragging a woman against her will on St Mary Street which is opposite direction of Magazine Street, Gold had to back up and turned against traffic on St. Mary,stopped his car and got out of his car rush to the woman’s aid, All he had on him is his Cellphone.

The brute pulled a gun on Gold and demanded money, even as the student insisted he had none, police said. Surveillance footage show Gold pleading with the gunman while holding his hands in the air.

Without mercy, the gunman fired a shot into Gold’s Stomach, then put the gun to his head as Gold writhed in agony on the street, but the gun would not fire, and again the the gun jammed, After two attempts, making total four attempt but miraculously the gun jammed, the would-be killer stormed away and drove off, leaving the woman behind but taking her purse

The attack and miraculous save of Peter Gold, 25, was captured on a surveillance camera. Gold is still recovering from the shooting, which happened after he heroically intervened in an apparent robbery, Gold is in “guarded” condition at New Orleans hospital but expected to recover, police said. The woman was treated for minor injuries.


Police are still searching for the gunman, described as a black man in his 20s or 30s, standing six feet tall. His face is clearly seen in the chilling clip.

Gold is in his fourth year at Tulane’s med school and also earned a bachelor’s degree there, university president Michael Fitts said in a campus-wide email.

“I ask that you keep Peter and his family in your thoughts and prayers,” Fitts wrote. “He is an outstanding student who represents the best of Tulane in every possible way.”

Sociology professor Michele Adams told The Advocate Gold graduated from the college as the only person chosen for the department’s “Outstanding Student” award.

Tulane University is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and indictment of the assailant.
The woman, whom police did not identify, was treated for minor injuries and released.