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SPD investigates possible connection in attempted armed robbery, fatal shooting

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Police are investigating a fatal shooting that may be connected to an attempted armed robbery in North Shreveport.

Shreveport police say just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday they responded to a report of an attempted robbery at an ATM at Regions Bank in the 1600 block of North Market Street. When they arrived, police spoke to a male victim who told them he was using the ATM when two men, one of which had a gun,  walked up to him. The victim said the men told him to withdraw money from the ATM or he would be shot.

During the withdrawal, the victim was able to get to his own gun and shot at the two robbers. The victim says he was sure if he had actually hit one of the would-be robbers. Both suspects ran away.

Police say moments after receiving the attempted armed robbery report, they got a call from a local hospital advising that a man had just been dropped off and was suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators are working at this hour to figure out if these two incidents are connected.

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