A man who allegedly attempted to rob two separate convenience stores owned by a pair of brothers in the same night is dead after one of the brothers shot him in the chest.
New Haven, Conn. police initially responded to a call late Tuesday from the owner of Congress Mini Mart in New Haven, Conn. who said a man carrying a rifle tried to rob his store, according to NBC Connecticut.
While police were investigating, the store owner’s brother, who owns Nino’s Mini Mart, which is less than a quarter-mile away, called to say that he had shot a man who attempted to rob him with a rifle.
Police arrived at the second scene and found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was later pronounced dead.
A neighbor told NBC Connecticut that he tried to warn the owner of Nino’s Mini Mart that the store was in a dangerous spot. He said that the store’s previous owner had been robbed at gunpoint.
“I told him, be careful, [and] not to have the store open so late,” Angel Vasquez told the news station.
An investigation is being conducted. Police have not charged the second brother with a crime.