Man shot six times after trying to rob a truck

Posted at 8:32 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 20:34:04-04

A shooting suspect was hit by bullets six times after he attempted to rob a man sitting in his own work truck, police reported. 

On March 22, according to police, officers responded to 3900 Woodland Avenue for a man shot. When they arrived, a witness was seen holding a suspect, identified as Antonio Ponder, down on the ground.

Police reported Ponder sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. 

Police were told Ali Elder, 35, was sitting in his work truck when Ponder came up to it and tried to rob him. Ponder demanded the key to the safe in the truck and when Elder said he didn't have it, Ponder became angry and tried to shoot him. His gun did not fire. 

Francisco Ramos, also 35, was in the area and saw what happened, police said. Ramos said Ponder fired at him four times, but missed. Ramos retrieved the gun and fired at Ponder, hitting him six times. 

Ponder was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment where he remained confined, police reported. 

Further information revealed to police that Ponder threw his gun, which was picked up by 47-year-old Bernard Flowers. Flowers was hiding in the bushes. Police recovered the weapon and charges are pending.