Man shot during Dowagiac robbery; police searching for suspect

Police in Dowagiac are looking for whoever shot a man during a robbery outside a furniture manufacturer Monday night.

The robbery happened at around 10 p.m. at Ameriwood. According to police, the victim, a 21-year-old man arrived for his shift at the business. A dark-colored SUV had followed him into the parking lot.

A man got out of the vehicle, pulled a gun on the victim and tried to rob him. Four more men then got out of the SUV, and they began fighting with the victim.

The victim was shot several times as he ran away. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

The suspects are black men and are approximately 18-20 years old. The suspect with the gun was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dirty blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dowagiac Police Department at (269) 782-9743.