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Man walking dog in Daytona Beach shot during robbery attempt, police say

Victim suffers minor injuries

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Contributed photo (Daytona Beach Police Department)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man was arrested Sunday after shooting another man during a robbery attempt, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Police said 23-year-old Dwayne Foster attempted to rob another man as he was walking his dog in the 800 block of North Segrave Street, police said.

The victim told police he was walking past Foster and acknowledged him by saying “what’s up dawg” in passing. Foster responded to the victim by telling him to empty his pockets.

After the man refused to empty his pockets and told Foster he had nothing to give him, Foster pulled out a gun, fired several shots and struck the man in the thigh, police said.

The victim managed to get away while Foster fired additional shots but dropped his dog’s leash in the process, police said.

The victim located a nearby officer and was treated at the scene for injuries, police said. Police were able to find Foster, who still had the victim’s dog when officers arrived, according to the report.

Foster, a convicted felon, faces a long list of charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and aggravated assault, the report said.