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Police: Would-be robbery victim shoots, kills assailant
BY TIMES STAFF | Sunday, January 11, 2009
HAMMOND | An attempted robbery early Sunday morning turned fatal for one of the suspects, police said.
A 38-year-old man and his girlfriend were exiting their sport-utility vehicle in the parking lot of McTaverns bar in the 7400 block of Indianapolis Boulevard when two people attempted to rob the couple, a Hammond police news release shows.
Another person is believed to have been an accomplice in the attempted robbery, Police Chief Brian Miller said.
The man took a handgun from the SUV and shot one of the suspects in the chest, the release states. The shooting victim died at the scene before Hammond Fire Department personnel could provide further treatment and he could get to a hospital.
Kenneth Denson, 17, of the 600 block of East 131st Street in Chicago, was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest about 1:30 a.m., a Lake County coroner's office spokeswoman said Sunday.
The second robbery suspect and an accomplice fled from the scene in a vehicle and traveled north on Indianapolis Boulevard into East Chicago, where they crashed and police apprehended them. Miller said an illegal narcotic drug was found in the vehicle.
Police said the investigation continues, and the man who shot Denson has cooperated with police and has turned over his handgun.
Charges could be filed today against the two suspects who are in custody, Miller said.
In September, a 40-year-old Gary man, Eric Lowe, was shot and killed outside of McTaverns following a dispute. Lowe was a security worker for the bar.
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