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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — He was nearly killed after he was shot in the face during a robbery a week ago tonight and somehow he survived. Now, he’s speaking out as police release new clues in the manhunt for his attackers.
For Glenn Hudson, North Philadelphia is home. It’s where he felt safe up until Jan. 16.
“I was in progress of going to pick up a meal. I encountered five young men,” recounted Hudson.
Holding back tears, Hudson walked CBS3 through the night he was robbed and shot in the face on the corner of 22nd and Cambria Streets.
“I was approached and they said, ‘Old head, this is a robbery. Give your money up,’” Hudson recalled.
In newly released surveillance video, four of the young men took what was in Hudson’s pockets and the fifth attempted to take his life.
“All I can remember is a loud sound and a flash,” Hudson says.
Hudson was shot point-blank in the face and hit the ground.
“I heard a voice in my ear say, ‘Glenn, get up, get up!’ And I managed to get up,” he said.
Hudson was rushed to Temple Hospital where doctors said he was lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, he is reliving the nightmare daily as police work to arrest the men responsible.
“I’m always gonna have doubts. Most of all I can’t even walk out the door without that flashback. I’m trying my best to get over it but I know it’s not going to be easy,” says Hudson.
The bullet is still lodged in Hudson’s jaw. Doctors are waiting for scar tissue to form around the bullet before it can be removed.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.