Cain allegedly tried "to harm himself in his cell using a sweatshirt," authorities say

December 15, 2015 03:45 PM

Police say the man accused of shooting a Tulane University medical student who thwarted his alleged attempt to kidnap a woman attempted to harm himself while incarcerated, PEOPLE confirms.

According to a statement by the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, Euric Cain, 21, attempted “to harm himself in his cell using a sweatshirt.” Cain did not lose consciousness and was taken to University Hospital for precautionary reasons.

Cain, who officials say kidnapped and sexually assaulted a male and female couple less than a day after the shooting, which was caught on camera, is charged with crimes including attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, first-degree rape and carjacking.

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In the early morning of Nov. 20, Cain was allegedly seen on surveillance video forcing a woman down a sidewalk toward an SUV. A car pulls up to the SUV, and a man, later identified as Tulane University medical student Peter Gold, 25, exits.

(WARNING: Video contains disturbing content)

Seconds later, Gold is seen with his hands up while a suspect believed to be Cain points a gun at him. The suspect appears to fire a single shot at Gold’s torso, causing Gold to fall to the sidewalk.

The suspect then aims his gun at Gold’s head and appears to pull the trigger, but the gun does not go off. Eventually, the suspect runs to his car and drives out of the frame, leaving the woman behind.

Gold has since been released from the hospital.

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