Police: Suspect fatally shot during botched street robbery
PHILADELPHIA — A botched street robbery outside a Philadelphia pharmacy ended with a security company supervisor fatally shooting the would-be robber, authorities said.
The attempted robbery occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday, when a 20-year-old man tried to steal the car of a 59-year-old man and the victim's personal belongings, according to city police. The older man yelled for help, and the security supervisor —who happened to be at the pharmacy to check on a subordinate — responded and fired multiple shots, hitting the would-be robber three times.
The wounded man was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later. No other injuries were reported in the encounter, and the names of the would-be robber and the man who shot him have not been released.
No charges have been filed so far, but authorities say the incident remains under investigation.