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An 18-year-old armed robber was shot and killed by a 71-year-old man with a concealed carry permit over the weekend in Hampton, Virginia.

WAVY News says Jafari Mitchell and his 15-year-old accomplice walked up to the elderly man on the 2100 block of Kecoughtan Road just before 2:45 p.m. on Sunday. One of them pulled out a gun and began demanding money. Unbeknownst to them, the victim also happened to be armed. He drew his weapon and opened fire, shooting Mitchell in the chest.

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Police arrived and Mitchell was transported to an area hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The 15-year-old initially fled the scene but was later arrested. He has been charged with attempted robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

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As for the 71-year-old victim, police determined that he acted in self-defense.

“The victim did fear for his safety. He was cooperative. He called 911, he remained on scene so officers could speak with him…he will not be charged,” Hampton Police Public Information Officer Ashley Jenrette said.

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