An 18-year-old man who was shot once in the face, Tuesday evening, has been identified.

According to WWMT, Eric Thomas was the victim who was shot while standing outside of a store at the intersection of Cliff and Mott Streets. Police believe that he had gathered with the suspect and other individuals for a drug deal. Thomas was shot once, in the jaw, and the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a skinny, short, young, black male and remains at large.

Thomas remains hospitalized at Bronson-Kalamazoo and is expected to recover.