Good Samaritan Shot in Leg After Astoria Bodega Robbery

 Bonoful Grocery on 36th Avenue was the site of an armed robbery.

Bonoful Grocery on 36th Avenue was the site of an armed robbery.

Associated Press

Authorities say a man who chased after some men who robbed a bodega at gunpoint is recovering from being shot in the leg.

WABC reports it happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on 36th Avenue in Astoria.

Police say two men went into the store, while another man acted as a lookout. The men demanded cash, and a gun was displayed.

Authorities say they took about $2,000 and fled, chased by the store owner's brother-in-law. That man, who is from Jamaica, was shot in the leg about a block away and was hospitalized.