The victim of an attempted armed robbery late Thursday in New Iberia was shot in the shoulder after he tried to push away the robber’s handgun in an effort to thwart his aggressor.

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office gave no description of the shooter, who ran east and away from the crime scene in the 700 block of Fulton Street after brandishing a handgun and demanding money from the victim.

The victim refused to comply, fighting back, and the robber fled empty handed.

Medics transported the victim to an area hospital, where he was treated and released, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.