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Teen robber shot by intended victim

Incident happened in the Watts area
February 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A teenager robber was shot and killed in Watts Saturday morning.According to a police spokesperson, 17-year-old Joe Beck was hiding behind a pole in the 1200 block of East 140th Street, waiting to hold-up his intended victim.

Moments after approaching the victim, who was in his vehicle, Beck produced a gun and demanded money.

The victim--also armed--produced a weapon and shot the suspect in the chest. Beck later died at an area hospital.

Police are still investigating details of the shooting.

The intended victim's name has not been released.


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