Police: Robbery victim shoots, kills gunman, 16

Published: Dec. 11, 2015 at 8:28 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 11, 2015 at 1:41 PM EST
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A robbery victim shot and killed a teen gunman who fired at him outside this Evanston home,...
A robbery victim shot and killed a teen gunman who fired at him outside this Evanston home, police said. (FOX19 NOW/Shawn Lanier)

EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police said a robbery victim fought back by shooting and killing his 16-year-old assailant late Thursday.

Officers responded to Jonathan Avenue near Fernside Place near Walnut Hills High School about 11:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting, said Captain Russ Neville, the night chief.

When police arrived, they said they a preliminary investigation determined a teen gunman tried to rob one of two contractors rehabilitating a home when the contractor walked outside to retrieve equipment from a van. The contractor turned over his wallet.

The second contractor came to the front door and saw what was occurring, Neville said.

The gunman tried to rob him of his wallet, too, but the man - who has told police he has a permit to carry a concealed gun - pulled out his firearm.

The robbery suspect fired several shots at the man, but he returned fire, striking the suspect several times, according to Neville,

The suspect, Christopher Terrell, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they would not release his photo.

Detectives said they confirmed the contractor has a carry conceal permit. They questioned and released him overnight.

No charges were filed.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office will review the case and have final say.

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