Alleged Knife-Wielding Robber Dead After Would-Be Victim Opens Fire

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A man with a knife died around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens in New York City after allegedly trying to rob a man who was armed with a gun.

The alleged robber, a 32-year-old man, tried to rob a 65-year-old man and was shot multiple times, ABC 7 reported.

FOX 5 noted, “The 65-year-old man was approached by a 32-year-old man, who displayed a sharp object and allegedly demanded money and cigarettes from him.”

The 65-year-old called 911 and remained on the scene after shooting the alleged robber. The 32-year-old was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Sources indicated the 65-year-old “has no arrest record,” but the 32-year-old had a substantial criminal history.

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