Police: Robber shot dead with own gun - FOX 13 News

Police: Robber shot dead with own gun

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A St. Petersburg man is dead after a botched robbery attempt overnight.

It happened on Fairfield Avenue South, investigators said. Police believe just before midnight Dejuan Beachum tried to rob another man during a drug deal.

Beachum had a gun, and the two men fought over that gun. During the struggle, investigators say the gun went off, killing Beachum.

The other man is OK, and police have questioned him. He is not facing charges right now.

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