Suspects sought in random shooting, robbery

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A man was ambushed and shot by two suspects, as he was leaving a convenience store in the 2900 block of Portland in south Oklahoma City.

It happened this past October, but police are still searching for the suspects.

The pair were caught on the store's surveillance camera at the time of the shooting.

In the video footage, the two are seen casually walking by the store's front door.

One of the men then reaches into his pants, and the two disappear from the camera's view.

"They walk around to the side of the store where, unfortunately, a victim coming out of the store is confronted by the two men," said MSgt. Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

The victim was caught off guard.

"At least one of them is armed with a pistol, demands items from him, his cash, his wallet, those kinds of things. He actually complied with the suspects," Knight said. "He turns to run and, for whatever reason, they shoot him,"

Even though he did what the suspects asked, the victim was shot in the back and is now paralyzed.

Detectives hope someone out there will recognize the two men seen in the surveillance video.

"This was a very heinous shooting," Knight said. "We want to stop them, before they can do this to somebody else."

Police believe this shooting was random, and they want to find their suspects, before anyone else is hurt.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers.