(KMOV) -- A man is dead after being shot after a failed robbery attempt that took place near a popular St. Louis night club.
The shooting occurred near the Imperial Palace night club in midtown just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say the victim and two other people encountered another group of people who tried to rob them at gunpoint.
During a struggle, one victim managed to gain control of a suspect's gun. The victim then shot the robbery suspect multiple times. The suspect, Dwight A. Brown, 19, was rushed to St. Louis University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses in the area corroborated the victim's account of the incident.
An investigation is currently underway.