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story.lead_photo.caption Fayetteville police direct traffic away from the southeast corner of the bridge over the White River on Huntsville Rd. Friday Oct. 13, 2017 in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A man shot in the leg Friday afternoon is the suspect in an investigation, police said.

The daughter of a man and woman he took hostage before the shooting said her parents are at home resting.

"They're doing well," Alexis Cox said. They requested Cox speak on their behalf.

The man who was shot was at Washington Regional Medical Center on Saturday, police said.

Police have not identified the man.

Photo by Ashton Eley
Pictured: the MANA Clinic at 2523 E. Huntsville Rd. in Fayetteville.
Photo by Ashton Eley
Pictured: the MANA Clinic at 2523 E. Huntsville Rd. in Fayetteville.

Cox recounted her mother and father's description of what happened Friday afternoon at their home in southeast Fayetteville.

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Jerry Moore, 69, was working to put a cover over his boat when a man, dressed head to toe in black, approached him and said he needed "big money," Cox said.

Moore told the man he would give him $100. The man refused the money and said they needed to go to the bank.

Lou Moore, 65, cracked open a door to see what was going on. Her husband told her it wasn't good, hoping his wife wouldn't come out, Cox said. The man swung open the door, went into the house and insisted they all get in Jerry Moore's car.

At that point, the Moores knew the man had a gun, Cox said. Sgt. Anthony Murphy, with the Fayetteville Police Department, said the man had a handgun.

Jerry Moore put his own gun in his vehicle just two days before, Cox said.

On the way to the bank, Jerry Moore was driving but got his gun and took the safety off, Cox said. The man heard the safety click and lunged from the back seat. The men struggled, she said.

Lou Moore, who was a passenger in the front seat, threw the car in park and unlocked the doors while the suspect was biting her husband. A gun discharged. Jerry Moore pushed the man out the driver's door, Cox said.

The Moores drove to a Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas Clinic at 2523 E. Huntsville Road and called 911, Cox said.

"The strength my dad had was amazing," Cox said. She said her father is recovering at home from the bite wounds.

Murphy said police were called at 2:46 p.m. Friday to reports of a shooting at River Meadows Drive and Huntsville Road.

Police found the man in the road. The man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, Murphy said.

Central EMS took him to the hospital about 3:15 p.m, CEMS Chief Becky Stewart said Friday.

The investigation is ongoing.

NW News on 10/15/2017

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