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Crime Trackers: Man shot, peppered sprayed, robbed and left for dead

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A man from Tucson was robbed and left for dead, leading police to sending out a city-wide warning.

“It was scary," said victim John Greenough. "It didn’t fully impact me until it was over and I was in the hospital.” 

Greenough was just released from the hospital after a harrowing experience last Thursday. He was shot in the back of the neck. 

“The bullet traveled through the chest, the exit wound came out through his arm and lodged in his bicep," said Greenough's girlfriend, Alexis Drusdale. "Doctors had to perform surgery to remove it."

Greenough said he was supposed to meet a girl to sell her some e-cigarettes in the area of Broadway and Sarnoff. Instead, out of nowhere, two men wearing ski masks came out and attacked him.  He said it was horrible. Greenough said the men held him down. He said one pepper sprayed him and the other shot him.

“Luckily, I got maced in just this half. I could hear them say, 'I think we killed him',” Greenough said.

They stole his wallet, his keys and his truck. The two men and one woman took off. He heard construction workers and yelled for help. They called police.

Tucson Police Department Det. Conor Keating said the victim and the woman met online. Keating said this robbery is not an isolated incident. 

“A couple of similar instances," said Keating. "It's not just Tucson, it's a trend nationwide.”

Keating urged people to use caution. 

“Do your research on this person and take every precaution so this does not happen,” said Keating.

Greenough said he had been meeting people and selling items for the last month to make ends meet after losing his job. He is trying to figure out how to pay for his medications and the physical therapy he needs over the coming months.

A GoFundMe account has been started to help Greenough with his medical bills.

To make a donation, visit gofundme.com.

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