The 18-year-old walked up to his target, carrying a sawed-off shotgun and announcing that he was going to rob a 22-year-old man, police said.
Seconds later, the would-be robber had been fatally wounded — with his own weapon.
Police said 18-year-old Channel Johnson told his intended victim that he was robbing him on Wednesday morning in the southeastern District of Columbia, WTTG-TV reported.
The 22-year-old, however, was not an easy target.
He and Johnson struggled, police said, and Johnson wound up shot in the back, struck by the blast of his own shotgun.
He was hospitalized and later died of his injuries.
Police are not expected to press charges against the man involved in the altercation.
Johnson's shooting was one of many in the nation's capital that day; watch below for more information on the string of shootings that took place Wednesday.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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