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Victim Shoots Would-Be Robber

A man who gave a ride to two other men early Thursday was assaulted by one of the passengers and the driver ended up shooting the attacker with a licensed firearm, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Police on St. Thomas are investigating the incident that occurred about 1 a.m. Thursday. According to the early report, the victim gave a ride to two other men in the vicinity of Havensight. While driving toward Red Hook the front seat passenger told the driver he needed to relieve himself. When the driver pulled over the passenger tried to take the car keys from the ignition. The two men struggled, with the passenger hitting the driver all over his body.

While this was occurring, the back-seat passenger was yelling at the front-seat passenger, “Why are you doing this," the victim told police.

During the struggle the driver managed to draw his licensed firearm and shoot the front-seat passenger in his midsection.

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Police said they confiscated the weapon pending the conclusion of the investigation. No one was arrested at this time, police said.

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