Italian Tourist Shot Defending Daughter from Robber

Thirty-six-year-old Tyron Lovick was arrested in the shooting and charged with attempted murder

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Tuesday, May 15, 2012  |  Updated 9:08 AM EDT
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Italian Tourist Shot Defending Daughter from Robber

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A 62-year-old man from Italy visiting his daughter in Brooklyn was shot after chasing a man who snatched the daughter's chain as they walked in Fort Green last week, law enforcement officials say.

The shooting happened Thursday just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Green Avenue and Cumberland Street.  

Luciano Giuliani was shot once in the stomach during a struggle with the suspect after he chased him down Greene Avenue to retrieve his daughter's necklace.  He's recovering in a hospital.
    
The suspect was arrested after police were able to track him through surveillance video based on a description the daughter gave them.

The suspect lost a baseball cap he was wearing during the struggle with Giuliani and police used the hat to identify him in surveillance video from a nearby building.

The first video showed him entering an elevator on the fifth floor of a building on Fulton Street wearing the blue-and-white New York Yankees baseball cap.  

Additional video shows the suspect exiting the building on Fulton Street, turning left and walking westbound towards the area of the incident.

After the shooting, the suspect was seen reentering the same building on Fulton Street without the baseball cap. He took the elevator to the fifth floor.

Police learned his name and were able to arrest him. He's been identified as 36-year-old Tyron Lovick. Police say Lovick made statements to police implicating himself and also told them where to find the gun, which they recovered.

Lovick was charged with attempted murder. No information on an attorney was available.

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