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Man attempting to rob licensed firearm holder shot, killed

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 1:18 PM

A licensed firearm holder shot and killed a man who attempted to rob him of his gun in the Widcombe area of Barbican in St Andrew.

The dead robber remains unidentified.

Reports are that about 8:15 last night the man and a woman were examining a vehicle that was parked at a gate in the community when two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, held them up.

The armed robber demanded that the man handed over his gun.

A struggle ensued and the man managed to reach for his gun and fire several shots.

The two robbers ran and one subsequently collapsed clutching a handgun. 

He died later died on the spot.

The second robber escaped.

The police were called in and they said that they recovered a nine millimetre pistol with a magazine containing nine 9 millimetre cartridges at the scene.

The male and the woman were not harmed during the incident.