Brooklyn Park police: Citizen shoots, kills would-be robber

Updated 12:37 p.m. | Posted 6:22 a.m.

Brooklyn Park police say an attempted robbery ended Monday night when the apparent victim opened fire and killed the suspect.

Police say they were dispatched to a report of gunshots about 8 p.m. in a neighborhood west of Park Center High School. They found one man dead, and another at the scene.

Officers identified the survivor as a valid holder of a permit to carry a handgun and that he'd reported shooting the other man during an attempted robbery, said Deputy Police Chief Mark Bruley.

Police believe both men fired. Bruley said the permit holder suffered a minor injury.

"We recovered two weapons, at this time, both the valid permit to carry holder and the suspect, or the person who had been deceased," he said.

Police are investigating the exact circumstances of the shootings and the incident. They've made no arrests and plan to present their findings to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for review.

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