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Police: Dormont Shop Owner Shot Robbery Suspect

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Police responded to the shooting on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont just after 11 a.m. (Photo: KDKA)

Police responded to the shooting on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont just after 11 a.m. (Photo: KDKA)

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DORMONT (KDKA) — Detectives from Allegheny County and the Dormont Police Department are investigating after a man was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt.

According to county dispatchers, the shooting happened shortly before 11a.m. in an alleyway near the 2900-block of West Liberty Avenue.

Police say a 39-year-old man walked into Bill’s Auto Parts armed with a gun and stun gun, ordered the shop owner, Bill Miller, and a delivery driver to the floor, and demanded money.

“The actor entered the garage, had two victims at gunpoint, put them on their knees,” said Asst. Supt. Jim Morton, of the Allegheny County Police.

Police say the owner of the business pulled a gun from his pocket and fired one shot at the robbery suspect, hitting him in the chest.

The suspect stumbled out the back door and died a short time later.

Police have not released the name of the man.

The D.A. is investigating whether any charges will be filed.

The D.A.’s office says this is the third incident in the last week in Allegheny County, where the intended victim of a crime has fought back against his or her attacker.

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