Miami Man Fatally Shoots Armed Robber Outside His Apartment

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On Tuesday night, an armed would-be robber approached a Miami man outside his apartment building and demanded his belongings.

Though it is not clear why, the robber then shot the victim in the hand. He didn’t know it at the time, but it would turn out to be a senseless violent act that cost him his life.

The victim, whose injury was said to be non-life threatening, then pulled out his own handgun in self-defense and shot his attacker several times. The violent robber later died at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital due to his injuries.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. When police arrived, they found two men had been wounded, one critically.

Police are investigating the initial shooting by the would-be robber. No charges have been filed against the victim.

No further details were immediately available.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report