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Would-be robber killed, police say

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"Would-be robber killed, police say"
Metro Briefs
The Times Picayune
December 30, 2001

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -- A man who police say was robbing another man was killed Friday night when his intended victim pulled a gun and shot him in New Orleans' Lake Forest neighborhood, authorities said.

Seventh District police officers responding to the 11 p.m. shooting at 4316 Dodt St. found one man shot in the leg and another shot in the leg, chest and hand, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Joe Narcisse said.

The man who had been shot several times was dead. The other man was taken to Charity Hospital for treatment, Narcisse said.

The dead man had not been identified as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Orleans Parish coroner's office.

Police did not give the other man's name. A department news release said he has not been charged, but that the district attorney's office would be consulted.

Police determined that the apparent robbery target was walking in a courtyard to an apartment when he was approached by the other man, who was armed with a handgun and tried to rob him, Narcisse said.

The man refused to give his money to the robber and pulled out his own handgun.

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