VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A robbery suspect was killed early Saturday morning when the man he was trying to rob pulled out a gun and shot him.
Police say a man was walking in the 900 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard near the Virginia Beach Convention center around 4 a.m. when he was approached by another man who tried to rob him. The robbery suspect attacked the man who pulled out a gun and shot the suspect.
The suspect died from the gunshot wound, according to a police spokesperson. He has not been identified at this time.
WAVY.com spoke to a man who heard the gunshot Saturday morning. Kevin Pennington says he was walking home from the Oceanfront when he heard a loud noise.
"I heard a single gunshot. It was loud as hell. I didn't think nothing of it. I thought somebody was playing around with a gun," Pennington told WAVY.com.
Pennington was just blocks away from the crime scene. It wasn't until later he found out that shot he heard was headed towards a would-be robber.
"I wake up this morning, and come out, and everybody is talking about somebody killed over a robbery or something," said Pennington.
Pennington says he still can't believe what happened.
"I'm still trying to put the pieces together myself and figure out what going on with it," said Pennington.
No charges have been filed against the robbery victim and the incident remains under investigation.
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