Crime

Phenix City man shot at Riverview Apartments

A 25-year-old Phenix City man was shot below his knee Monday night at Riverview Apartments, police said.

The victim was transported to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus for treatment.

He was released by Tuesday morning, Columbus Regional spokeswoman Jessica Word said.

Capt. George Staudinger with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Phenix City Police Department said authorities were called around 8:48 p.m. Monday to a shooting at Riverview Apartments on Fourth Avenue. The victim told officers an armed man entered his home and tried to rob him.

The intruder shot the man below his knee before fleeing the scene, according to police.

Staudinger said a detailed description of the suspect isn’t available at this time. The case is still under investigation.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92

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