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Gunman killed during Algiers robbery attempt

  // Thursday, 21 August 2014 05:32 //
ALGIERS, LA (WVUE) -

Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive.

Police say that a man, 28, and his wife, 36, were sitting on their backyard patio when a masked gunman approached and demanded money. The gunman ordered the couple into the home where three children were inside.

Officers say that the husband retrieved his gun, fatally shooting the gunman. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured during the incident. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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