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Robber killed, second wounded in shootout

Originally ran here as:
"Police: Man killed during robbery attempt"
The Dominion Post
December 30, 2001

FAYETTE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA -- A man was killed during a shootout while attempting to rob a Fayette County, Pa., apartment, the Pennsylvania State Police said.

Charles Lennburg Lendell, no age or address given, died from a single gunshot wound outside of the Lemonwood Acres housing area in North Union Township, police said.

According to reports, Lendell and two other men, one of them a juvenile, burst into an apartment at the complex, demanding money and possessions. Several people were in the apartment at the time, and a shootout ensued. Lendell died trying to flee through a back door, police said. A teen-age boy was also shot in the leg, but survived his wound.

The robbery attempt happened around 8 a.m., police said.

Trooper David A. Davison is investigating.

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