Would-Be Robber Shot and Killed By Victim in Miami

Man turns tables on armed robber who shot him in hand: Police

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    A would-be armed robber was killed after his victim turned the tables and shot him in Miami Tuesday night, police said. Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes comments. (Published Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013)

    A would-be armed robber was killed after his victim turned the tables and shot him in Miami Tuesday night, police said.

    The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. outside an apartment building in the 7000 block of Northwest 15th Avenue when the armed suspect, identified as Milton Devon Johnson, 19, approached the victim, Wilbert Tillman, and demanded his belongings, Miami Police said.

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    At one point, the robber shot the victim in the hand, and fearing for his life, the victim pulled out a handgun and shot the robber multiple times, police said.

    Both of the men were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Unit, where the robber later died. The victim received a non-life threatening injury to his hand.

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    "The robber loses in this case," Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.

    Police are still investigating the incident and are talking to witnesses.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.