Chester robbery victim fatally shoots attacker

Posted: January 14, 2014

CHESTER A robbery victim pulled a weapon on his attacker outside a Chester bar early Sunday, fatally shooting him, police said.

A 31-year-old Chester man with an arrest history armed with a handgun tried to rob a 22-year-old Marcus Hook man about 12:55 a.m. on the 2900 block of West Third Street near Bill's Tavern, police said.

The younger man had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and exchanged fire with the robber, who illegally carried the gun, police said. Both men were shot and taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

The robber was pronounced dead at the hospital, the victim was in serious condition, said Detective James Nolan. He said the dead man's identity was withheld until family is notified.

Nolan said police would finish their investigation and let the Delaware County District Attorney decide if the victim would be charged. It was Chester's second homicide of 2014.


sabdur-rahman@phillynews.com@sabdurr

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