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Police seek person in shooting

Police seek help finding ‘person of interest’

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Emergency workers rush a gunshot victim, Jorge Luis Rodriguez-Hernandez, to a waiting ambulance the night of Nov. 3 outside a home in the 100 block of Gallant Street. Rodriguez-Hernandez was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery, according to police.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_1113FileShooting.jpgEmergency workers rush a gunshot victim, Jorge Luis Rodriguez-Hernandez, to a waiting ambulance the night of Nov. 3 outside a home in the 100 block of Gallant Street. Rodriguez-Hernandez was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery, according to police. File photo
Emergency workers rush a gunshot victim, Jorge Luis Rodriguez-Hernandez, to a waiting ambulance the night of Nov. 3 outside a home in the 100 block of Gallant Street. Rodriguez-Hernandez was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery, according to police.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WEBfileShooting.jpgEmergency workers rush a gunshot victim, Jorge Luis Rodriguez-Hernandez, to a waiting ambulance the night of Nov. 3 outside a home in the 100 block of Gallant Street. Rodriguez-Hernandez was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery, according to police. File photo

LaGRANGE — Detectives with the LaGrange Police Department announced Thursday they have identified a “person of interest” in the shooting of a man on Gallant Street.

LPD Lt. Dale Strickland said detectives want to speak with Jamis Glass about the incident that happened inside a home in the 100 block of Gallant Street about 9:45 p.m. Nov. 3.

Police said Jorge Luis Rodriguez-Hernandez was shot at least three times after a man knocked on the front door and tried to sell him an iPhone.

One of the officers on scene said the victim thought he recognized the male and invited him inside the house.

Once in the residence, the suspect reportedly took out a pistol and demanded the victim and his girlfriend give him money, police said.

According to detectives, when the couple refused, the shooter started firing his weapon.

Rodriguez-Hernandez was taken by ambulance to a Columbus hospital, officers stated.

The girlfriend was not hurt in the incident.

Strickland said detectives have not been able to locate Glass yet because they do not have any information on him in their databases.

LaGrange police believes Glass may have information that will be important to the case.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Glass to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.