Washington man kills armed robber in shootout

An Auburn, Washington, man shot and killed an armed robber after he was shot in the arm himself, police said.

Officers responded to a call at the 200 block of Auburn Way South at about 9 p.m. on Tuesday, finding the male robber shot dead and a man with a gunshot wound to the arm, according to the Auburn Police Department.

The man was reportedly walking out of a business when an armed person confronted him and tried to rob him at gunpoint. A gunfight ensued, and he was hit with a bullet in the arm before managing to shoot the robber.

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Police pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.

"We will continue to update you as we are still in the early stages of our investigation," the Auburn Police Department wrote in a social media post regarding the incident.

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It is unclear if the victim used a legally owned firearm to combat the robber.

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