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Victim shoots robber during confrontation in Tice

Posted at 12:03 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 08:49:18-05

A robber was shot at after trying to rob a man Sunday night.  It happened on Figuera Avenue in the Tice community.

According to witnesses, the robber assaulted one man and took his property. The thief then attempted to rob a second man who fought back. The thief then pulled out a gun and began shooting. The victim then tried to run the thief over with his car. 

A witness who lives in the neighborhood tells us that his car was shot at during the robbery and that he could hear the gunshots as he pulled into his driveway. 

Neighbors say the robber fled the scene with a leg injury. Lee County deputies have not confirmed whether or not they are still searching for the suspect. 

If you have any information you're asked to call the Sheriff's Office.