14-year-old –criminal thug– boy fatally shot in robbery attempt near the Downtown Canal Walk
A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot after he tried to rob someone near the Canal Walk in Downtown Indianapolis early Monday, police say.
The Marion County coroner’s office on Monday identified the boy as Curtis White Jr.
“According to investigators, it appears the 14-year-old was trying to rob the alleged shooter,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Samone Burris said in an email to IndyStar Monday.
The shooting suspect remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators, Burris said. Police also interviewed several witnesses.
The incident, among more than a dozen area shootings over the weekend, happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the 600 block of Ellsworth Street, which is on the canal north of West Michigan Street and Indiana Avenue.
Officers found White wounded by apparent gunshots. Medics took him to an area hospital, where he later died.
A large group of juveniles were in the area at the time of the shooting, officials said. Officers were already patrolling nearby after receiving multiple disturbance calls, police said……..
Texas clerk dodges bullet, fatally shoots robbery suspect trying to pass counterfeit bill
A Texas corner store clerk shot and killed a robbery suspect Monday night who allegedly first fired at him after trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill, according to reports.
The Houston Police Department responded to calls about a robbery taking place at the Super Qwik Food Store off Fulton Street and Julia near the North Freeway around 10 p.m.
By the time officers arrived at the scene, a man had been shot and was transported to the hospital, where he later died……..
The man, who has not been identified by authorities, allegedly tried to use a counterfeit $20 to make a purchase, but the clerk told him he could not accept the bill, KTRK reported.
Police said the robbery suspect then made his way into the clerk’s secured area, pulled out a gun and fired at him at least once within close range, narrowly missing him.
The clerk then pulled out a gun of his own and fired at the man, striking him multiple times……..
The suspect had a criminal record and was released on parole for a similar alleged robbery incident that happened last summer, KHOU reported, citing police records.