Police: Man shoots, kills man attempting to rob him

Tim Jimenez
November 04, 2019 - 7:28 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say a victim turned the tables on the man trying to rob him, shooting and killing him. 

At around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at 60th Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia, police say the would-be robber approached a man and told him to empty his pockets. 

Police say, instead of cash, the man who was being robbed took out a gun and shot the robber twice, killing him. 

"Told to empty his pockets. The male kept pointing the gun. One of the times when he went to point the gun at him, the complaintant discharged his weapon," said Police Capt. Thomas Davidson

Davidson says the man who was shot then tried to run off, but he collapsed on a front porch. Police transported him to Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Police say the man who shot him wasn't hurt and is cooperating with police. Cops say he's licensed to carry.