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Man Dies After Robbing A Robbery Suspect

September 22, 1986

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A man who said he had been robbed died of a gunshot blast hours later, after trying to turn the tables on the man he suspected in the robbery by kidnapping and robbing him, police said Monday.

Alphonse Moore, 25, told police that Michael Collier, 24, robbed him Sunday of a necklace and pendant, but Collier denied any part in the robbery, police said.

Later Moore and John Arguello, 26, of Chalmette, spotted Collier on a New Orleans street.

Collier told police the two men hit his head with a gun and forced him into the trunk of their car.

They drove Collier to his house and made him sit on the steps while they stole a stereo and camera, Collier told police.

As Moore and Arguello drove off, police said, Collier fired a shotgun at the car. Moore was hit in the head and was declared brain dead at a hospital.

Collier surrendered to police and was booked with murder. Arguello was booked with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping of Collier.