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Police: Robbery Attempt at Virginia Mall Ends in Fatal Shooting

Police say a man who attempted an armed robbery of a motorist at a shopping-mall garage in northern Virginia has died after being shot in a struggle

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    Police: Robbery Attempt at Virginia Mall Ends in Fatal Shooting
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    The shooting took place Monday at the Pentagon City Mall parking garage.

    A man who attempted an armed robbery of a motorist at a shopping mall garage in Northern Virginia has died after being shot in a struggle, police said.

    Arlington police on Tuesday released additional details about the shooting that occurred outside the popular Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall.

    According to police, the attempted robbery began about 1:45 p.m. Monday when a man wearing a mask and displaying a handgun approached a victim inside his vehicle and demanded his cellphone.

    The two engaged in a struggle outside the car, and the handgun discharged, police said.

    The man who initiated the robbery attempt was shot and taken to a hospital, where he died.

    No charges have been filed. Police said their investigation continues.

    Neither individual was identified.

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