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UPDATE: Police say suspect killed by victim was teenage boy

UPDATE: Police say suspect killed by victim was teenage boy

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 --- 5:51 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say an armed robber who was shot and killed by a would-be victim was a 15-year-old boy.

Police say the shooting happened Monday about 5:30 a.m. The name of the Milwaukee boy who was killed was not released.

Authorities say the suspect was one of four people who tried to rob a group of victims. One victim pulled out a handgun and fired, killing the suspect. The other three suspects fled.

Police say the 30-year-old West Allis man who shot the teen has been released from custody.

Milwaukee police have arrested five additional suspects believed to be part of a group responsible for dozens of robberies over the past several days.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say an armed robber who accosted a group of victims has died after one of the victims opened fire with a handgun.

Police say the shooting happened Monday about 5:30 a.m.

Authorities say the robber was one of four people who tried to rob the victims. One victim pulled out a handgun and fired, killing the suspect. The other three suspects fled.

Police say several arrests have been made. It wasn't immediately clear whether the shooter was among those arrested. Authorities are still working to identify the person who died.

The police department says the alleged thieves may have been involved in several other recent robberies.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

 

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