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Victim shot after attempting to take weapon from robbery suspect in St. Louis

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

 (KMOV) – A couple was robbed at gunpoint while walking in downtown St. Louis early Thursday morning.

At 2:30 a.m., police say the couple was walking near 19th and Locust streets when a man armed with a gun demanded their money.

The male victim attempted to take the gun out of the suspect’s hand when the gun went off. The victim had been shot in the head.

Authorities rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment.

As police continued to investigate, authorities say a man matching the suspect’s description walked into a hospital emergency room suffering from a gunshot wound in the pelvis and buttocks.

He was then taken into police custody.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. 

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