Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Brooklyn, NY

From 12/16/15 New York Daily News:
A teen robber who was shot and killed during a Brooklyn home invasion was trying to steal the shooter’s marijuana stash, authorities said Tuesday.

Melvin Richie, 16, and an accomplice pushed their way into Ricardo Cameron’s first-floor apartment on Church Ave. and E. 91st St. in East Flatbush on Sunday, authorities said. One intruder had a pistol, but Cameron, 37, managed to get to his own gun and shot Richie in the head, prosecutors said.

Investigators believe Cameron acted in self-defense, but he had two guns — one licensed, one not, sources said.

He tried to hide one of the weapons and the marijuana, by sticking them into a bag and telling another resident to get rid of it, according to a criminal complaint. Cops found the bag in the building’s laundry room.

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