Intended victim turns tables on armed robber in Gentilly

Published: Nov. 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An intended victim of an armed robbery turned the tables and shot the alleged armed robber, leading to his arrest.

According to NOPD, the alleged armed robber, 22-year-old Samuel Sims, approached his intended victim on the 3000 block of Bruxelles Street at 5:49 p.m. and demanded his belongings. Police say the victim gave Sims his cell phone, but the alleged robber wanted more.

The victim then pulled out a gun and shot Sims in the chest leading to his arrest.

Sims was taken to the hospital. His condition is not known. The victim is cooperating with police.

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