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Old March 21, 2005, 09:28 AM   #1
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From the Abilene Neporter News:

Police Blotter
March 19, 2005

Attempted robbery

What Abilene police first called a drive-by shooting Thursday evening now appears to be a foiled attempted robbery of a pizza deliveryman, KTXS-TV reporter Melissa Newton reported Friday.

Two teenage boys were shot Thursday in the 1300 block of Westmoreland Street. One suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and the other to the head, according to Reporter-News archives. The shooting was reported at 9:22 p.m.

The boy shot in the head has been released from the hospital; the other remains in stable condition, KTXS reported.

A third juvenile also was involved but not injured, police told KTXS. Two of the teens gave statements to police admitting to trying to rob the pizza deliveryman, Newton reported.

Police told KTXS they believe the shootings were in self-defense. After their initial investigation, police received a call from the deliveryman, who gave a statement about the shooting at the police station and was then released, Newton reported.

Police told KTXS the gunman was a 35-year-old pizza delivery man who claimed he shot first at the boys because they were armed and he was afraid they would shoot him.

He told police one boy had a shotgun and the other a pistol, Newton reported. Police said the man had received a call to deliver to a house that turned out to be vacant, and they believe the robbery was staged, Newton reported.

The pizza deliveryman is not charged with any crime, but police plan to file charges Monday on the three teens, KTXS reported.

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