Victim pulls own gun, kills would-be robber
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By TIM CHAPMAN AND DAVID OVALLE
TIM CHAPMAN/MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Miami police investigate a shootout that left one man dead at 115 NE 78th St. early Thursday.
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Masked gunman shot dead by store owner
For the second time in two days in South Florida, victims have opened fire on armed robbers. And both gunmen ended up dead.
In the latest incident overnight, a man sitting in a car alongside a woman was confronted by a man dressed all in black, wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun. He demanded money -- and to see the woman strip naked, Miami police said.
The man in the car, a security guard from a nearby Food Giant, pulled his own gun and exchanged gunfire with the man in the mask. The robber ran, threw his gun down in the mud and collapsed.
The intended victims were unharmed.
The would-be robber was dead.
The location of the shooting, 115 NE 78th St., is just outside a two-story brown apartment complex in the shadow of a 15-story condo rising at the northern edge of Little Haiti.
Just over a day earlier, a ski-masked man trying to rob Diaz Groceries in Naranja was shot dead by the owner