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Robbery attempt leads to man's shooting

July 23rd, 2011 2:14 pm by Staff Reports

Johnson City police are investigating an attempted aggravated robbery that resulted in multiple gunshot wounds for one of the occupants of 1123 E. Lakeview Drive Saturday morning.
Witnesses told police that a masked man, dressed in blue jeans and a black shirt, toboggan and bandana and armed with a handgun, entered the residence and demanded money from the occupants, police said.
One of the occupants allegedly attacked the gunman in the process and received gunshot wounds during his attempts to subdue the assailant, according to a news release issued by the Johnson City Police Department.
The suspect, who was described as a white man about 5 feet, 9 inches tall with blonde, shoulder-length hair, left the scene.
The victim was transported to a local hospital.
Police said multiple occupants were in the home at the time of the alleged attempted robbery.

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