The owner of the Raja Restaurant at 2160 University Ave. was shot in the leg early Wednesday morning in an attempted robbery.
The owner left his business about 2:45 a.m. and was confronted by an African-American male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 170 pounds, with a goatee. The suspect, wearing white shoes, blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt and brown cap, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the restaurant owner.
The victim ran back into the restaurant and was pursued by the suspect, who was still holding the gun. The gunman overtook the restaurant owner and as they struggled the suspect shot the victim in the right calf.
Police Capt. Bobby Miller said the suspect fled, getting no money in the attempted robbery.
The victim drove himself to Alta Bates Medical Center.