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Posted at 1:58 PM ET, 10/ 4/2010

Would-be robber shot by guard in D.C.

By Washington Post editors

A would-be robber was shot and wounded by an armored car guard Monday after the suspect tried to grab a money bag out of the guard's hand, a D.C. police spokeswoman said.

Officer Tisha Gant said the incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE. She said the suspect was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to one of his legs.

-- Paul Duggan

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2010; 1:58 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Aim higher next time!

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 4, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

The guard should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon. You can't use deadly force against someone who is just taking your property. It's not self-defense.

Posted by: pundito | October 4, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, the guard aims better next time and the taxpayers won't have to pay for prosecution and incarceration.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 4, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

You certainly shouldn't shoot a robber who is running away. However, when in close combat, you don't know what weapons they have and you know they can take your gun and use it against you.

Posted by: ChillAboutMilitaryHummers | October 4, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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