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Armed robber shot and killed in doorway of St. Pete business

ST. PETERSBURG — An armed robber was shot and killed and another man was injured Tuesday night in what police described as a botched holdup at a game room.

The gunplay occurred about 8:45 p.m. at the 16th Street Game Room, a cards and billiards parlor at 1741 16th St. S, police said.

Police said two men came in with guns.

At some point, one of the robbers was shot, though it was unclear by whom.

The second robber fled and remained at large Tuesday night.

Shortly after the shooting, another man walked into Bayfront Medical Center with a gunshot wound, police said. Police said that man was a patron who also had been shot at the business, though it also was unclear by whom.

His injuries were not considered life threatening, police said.

The dead man's body lay in the doorway of the business covered by a yellow tarp as police investigated Tuesday night.

Police said they were investigating whether the robbers are responsible for a series of holdups in the area that began Monday.

Tuesday night's robberies included one in which a man was robbed of his jacket and shoes, police said.

Armed robber shot and killed in doorway of St. Pete business 12/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 11:46pm]
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