Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From of October 18, 2007

Man is shot to death in apparent robbery attempt

Police say a man was shot and killed while trying to rob a recycling business in Philadelphia.

Police say a man in his 20s entered Geppert Recycling in the 4500 block of Wayne Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

When the man attempted to rob the company, a Geppert employee apparently opened fire.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are saying the incident was self defense, but further details are unavailable.


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