Attempted Armed Robbery Goes Wrong When the Robber Gets Himself Shot

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The Baltimore Police Department is investigating a non-fatal shooting in the afternoon on May 31. 

According to a news release, officers were called to a Metro PCS store on the 5400 block of Sinclair Lane around 1:39 p.m. for a shooting, where they found two people suffering from non-life threatening injuries. 

Both victims were taken to an area hospital, where they are currently being treated

A preliminary investigation revealed, a customer walked into a Metro PCS store at about 1:25 p.m. seeking customer service.  At that time, the customer was advised by store employees that they would not be able to assist him.

The customer then walked out of the store and returned a short time later, pulled out a handgun and announced a robbery.  At some point during this incident, one of the store employees began to wrestle the customer (suspect)  for the handgun when the handgun discharged, striking the other store employee in the leg. The handgun then fell to the floor at which time the victim, who had been shot in the leg, picked up the handgun and shot the suspect in the abdomen.  Police were then called.

This investigation remains open and ongoing, however, the suspect will be charged with attempted armed robbery, reckless endangerment, and various handgun violations upon being discharged from the hospital.

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