Man accused of raping couple 1 day after shooting Tulane medical student

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NEW ORLEANS – A man suspected of shooting a Tulane medical student continued his alleged crime spree the next day, carjacking and raping a couple, according to police.

On November 20 Euric Cain allegedly tried to kidnap an intoxicated woman, ushering her toward his SUV.  He ended up shooting fourth-year medical student Peter Gold in the stomach after tried to intervene, according to police.

Police say Cain shot Gold in the stomach Nov. 20 after the medical student tried to intervene in an attempted kidnapping. (Orleans Parish police)

Police say Cain shot Gold in the stomach Nov. 20 after the medical student tried to intervene in an attempted kidnapping. (Orleans Parish police)

Less than 24 hours later, Cain allegedly carjacked a couple driving near the intersection of St. Phillip and Henriette Delille Streets – but didn’t kick them out of the vehicle.  Instead, police say he stole their cash and credit cards before forcing them to drive to a parking lot near an abandoned building.

Once there, detectives said Cain, 21, raped the woman and then forced the man to perform oral sex on him at gunpoint, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

After the sex assaults, Cain forced them both out of the black Ford Focus, telling them he would kill them if they told police, according to arrest records.  The couple called police from a nearby store, and officers arrested Cain Nov. 23 after they spotted him driving the stolen car, police said.

Cain’s girlfriend, 17-year-old Nictoria Washington, is believed to have sheltered Cain after the Nov. 20 shooting.  She was charged with accessory to murder.

Police were able to match semen found on the female victim to Cain, according to the paper, and officers believe he is a top suspect in a slew of crimes including rapes and sexual assaults reported in October and November.

Cain faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and kidnapping, 2 counts of first-degree rape and more kidnapping and theft charges connected with the carjacking case.

He’s being held in Orleans Parish Prison on $7 million bond.  Cain faces life in prison if convicted; his girlfriend could spend up to five years in jail if she’s found guilty.