PHILADELPHIA - Police say a robber is dead after being shot by the man he was trying to rob in South Philadelphia Wednesday night.
A 24-year-old man was smoking a cigarette outside his house on the 2200 block of South 6th Street when a man approached on a bicycle, according to police.
He told police he pulled his gun on the robber as he got off his bike and announced a robbery. Police say he has a valid permit to carry the gun.
One shot was fired, hitting the 30-year-old robber in the head.
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The robber also allegedly pulled his gun firing one or two shots, which did not strike the victim.
Police say they found him lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head.
Two semi-automatic guns were recovered from the scene, as well as the suspect's bicycle. The robbery victim reportedly remained on scene after the shooting, and is cooperating with police.