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Victim Fights Back, Shoots Man Who Was Sexually Assaulting Woman

NEW ORLEANS ( WGNO)  - A couple fights back, shooting and killing their assailant in the Bywater neighborhood Thursday night, according to New Orleans police.

The alleged suspect, a 26-year-old man, is accused of robbing a man and woman, then forcing them into a vacant building at gunpoint.

Once in the yard the man began to sexually assault the woman.  Police say at that point the other man disarmed the suspect, and fatally shot him.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. on North Rampart Street near Alvar.

Police are investigating the incident.  If you know anything you are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at  822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867).