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Police say robbery suspect will be charged with attempted assault

November 11, 2017 07:57 PM

The suspect of a robbery on 6th Street has not yet been identified, but police say once he is released he will be charged with some degree of attempted assault charges.

Police spent the day searching the area surrounding a home in the 300 block of 6th Street for evidence.  Bullet holes and shell casings are all that is left from a shootout that unfolded there Friday night.

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A woman who lives at the address said they had an issue with their water and got in contact with a city contractor to come out and do some repairs. Just minutes after the worker got to the house, police said a man armed with a gun tried to rob the contractor.  Investigators said the worker is a licensed gun owner and pulled out his own weapon.

Both men started firing.  The worker was not hit but the suspect was shot at least once.

A short time later, police said someone dropped the injured suspect off at the hospital.

The woman who called about the water issue said the contractor works for a company called Mainlining Service.  It is based out of Elma, NY.

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Brennan Somers

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