South Philadelphia armed robbery suspect shot and killed outside victim’s home: Police

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A man shot and killed an armed suspect on a bicycle who, police say, attempted to rob him outside his home in South Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

It happened around 11:30 PM along the 2200 block of S. 6th Street near W. Moyamensing Avenue.

Investigators said a 24-year-old man was smoking a cigarette outside his home when another man on a bicycle approached him with a gun and announced a robbery.

According to police, the 24-year-old pulled out his own gun and fired one shot while the other man got off the bike.

Officers who arrived at the scene found the cyclist on the sidewalk with a single gunshot wound to the head.

The male suspect lost consciousness as medics rushed him to Jefferson University Hospital; he was pronounced dead around 2 a.m. Thursday, according to police.

According to police, the cyclist also fired his weapon during the shooting.

According to the 24-year-old who fired the shot, after being shot in the head, the assailant drew his pistol and fired one or two shots, but didn’t hit the 24-year-old who fired the first shot,” said the chief inspector of the Philadelphia Police Department, Scott Small.

Small said the 24-year-old has a valid license to carry a gun and the officers recovered both guns.

Investigators said they are working to collect possible video surveillance of the incident.

Police have not released the names of those involved.

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