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Police-Would-be robber shot and killed in Alabama

December 26, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Police say a would-be robber has been shot and killed in Alabama.

Muscle Shoals Police Chief Clint Reck said three people tried to rob a person early on Christmas Eve.

Reck said 22-year-old Zachary Bratton of Muscle Shoals and 18-year-old Madison Newsome of Leighton are in jail on a first-degree burglary charge.

The police chief says the intended robbery victim shot and killed 25-year-old Malaivee Hawkins of Tuscumbia. The intended victim’s name has not been released.

Reck says Newsome, Bratton and Hawkins lured the intended victim to Newsom’s grandmother’s home. Reck says when the would-be victim showed up, Bratton and Hawkins jumped him.

The police chief says the intended victim then shot Hawkins.

It wasn’t known if Bratton and Newsome have attorneys yet.

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