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Phenix City man shoots robbery suspect in self defense

Phenix City police are investigating an afternoon shooting where the victim took matters into his own hands. 

It happened around 3 pm Wednesday.

Police were told that a small black car had fled the scene and one of the occupants had been shot.

Witnesses told police the two suspects had committed an armed robbery but during the incident one of the suspects was shot by the victim.

He was taken to the Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, 18-year old Anthony Thomas, was arrested and charged with robbery. The passenger, who is a juvenile, also faces criminal charges upon his release.

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