Monday, December 22, 2008

Indiana: Man fatally shot during robbery identified

Indianapolis, Indiana

From the Indianapolis Star of December 22, 2008
Man fatally shot during robbery identified

Police have identified the man who was fatally shot while trying to rob a Westside grocery Sunday night and the employee who shot him.

Miguel Mondragon, 29, Indianapolis, shot Christopher Barreto, 23, also of Indianapolis, after Barreto reportedly pointed his gun at a woman with a baby, said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sgt. Matthew Mount.

Barreto walked into El Michoacana Supermarket at 6240 W. 34th at 8:50 p.m. brandishing a handgun and herded all the customers into one part of the store, Mount said. When the robber pointed the gun at the woman and her child, Mondragon shot him, using a gun belonging to the store's owner.

Barreto was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police are calling the shooting justified, but evidence will be turned over to the Marion County prosecutor's office for a final determination, Mount said.

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