Customer shoots, kills attempted armed robber at Lower Garden District business

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A customer shot and killed an attempted armed robber inside of a T-Mobile store tonight, according to NOPD.

Police responded to a shooting at the store in the 500 block of St. Andrew Street about 7:30 p.m.

When they arrived, they learned that a man entered the store and tried to rob it at gunpoint.

A customer in the store pulled a gun out and shot the would-be robber. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


The shooter and both firearms have been taken into custody.