Police: Would-be robber dies after being shot by store owner in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The suspect in an attempted robbery in West Philadelphia has died after being shot by a store owner, police said.

It happened at a store near 54th Street and Wyalusing Avenue.

Police say a man in his 20s entered the store wearing a ski mask with intentions on committing a robbery.

That's when he was shot one time in the abdomen by the store owner.

Police found a man fitting the suspect's description behind the wheel of a Pontiac nearby.

He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

The store owner was not hurt.

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