Hero Doctor Who Was Shot While Stopping an Attack on Woman Speaks Out: ‘I’d Do the Same Thing Again’

When Peter Gold saw a man dragging a woman by the hair toward his vehicle around 4 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2015, in New Orleans, he didn’t think. He just reacted.

“I said to myself, ‘This isn’t right,’ ” Gold, 27, tells PEOPLE, speaking out Tuesday for the first time about the incident.

“The next thing I knew I was out of the car and yelling at the guy, ‘Leave this girl alone! Get away from her!’ ” Gold recalls.

The man, later identified as Euric Cain, turned to Gold and demanded money, he says.

Still shot from the video
New Orleans Police Department

“I didn’t have any cash on me, so I offered him my cell phone, saying, ‘Take whatever you want. Just leave this girl alone and get out of here,’

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