Bronx suspect attempts to steal man's ring, shoots him in car

MELROSE, Bronx (WABC) -- The search is on for the person who shot a man in the Melrose section of the Bronx after trying to steal a ring.

Police say it all started with an altercation inside a deli at Grand Concourse and 167th Street around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Following the argument, authorities say the gunman followed the 26-year-old victim as he got into the driver's seat of his car.

That is when the suspect opened the passenger door while holding a gun, demanded a ring from the victim, and then shot him in the shoulder.

The victim's car rolled down the road, crashing into another vehicle.

The victim's girlfriend was also in the car. She was not hit by the gunfire.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.

The suspect is described as a black man in his early to mid 20s, approximately 5-foot-8 and 160-175 pounds.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for any information. If you have any information you are asked to call them at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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