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Report: Victim overpowers three men, shoots suspect during attack

FILE

An armed robbery suspect was shot in the leg Saturday evening after a would-be victim wrestled the suspect's gun away from him, police said.

Police officers responded to Sumner Avenue for a reported shooting shortly before 7 p.m. The victim told officers he walked out of his home to go to church and was approached by three young black men. One of the men was holding a gun and demanded money.

According to a report released on Tuesday, the 35-year-old victim grabbed for the gun and a struggle ensued. The two other men also attacked the victim, punching him from multiple sides.

The victim fought off both men and they ran away.

During the struggle over the gun, the victim was able to shoot the suspect in his upper left thigh.

The victim had a cut and swelling to the left side of his face.

Police took the suspect to Medical University Hospital for treatment. The injury was described as non-life-threatening.

The suspect is a juvenile, police said. According to the police report, he is 16 years old. He's charged with armed robbery and weapons possession, and was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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