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Tribune-Star/Austen Leake

City police talk to a cab driver after an armed robbery attempt Monday morning at Greenwood Manor Apartments off South 19th Street. Police said the cab driver pulled his own firearm and shot the suspect, who was injured but will likely be released from medical care into police custody this afternoon. The cab driver was not detained after speaking to police.

A robbery suspect was shot by his intended victim Monday morning at Greenwood Manor Apartments.

City police said a local cab driver picked up the suspect on the Indiana State University campus before 10:45 a.m. Monday and took him to an apartment on 19th Street.

Officer Ryan Adamson said the suspect exited the 1st Choice cab and then pulled a gun on the cab driver, intending to rob the man. The cab driver, however, pulled out a firearm and shot the suspect, who then ran off.

Police found the suspect in the 2100 block of 231/2 Drive after he called for medical help, Adamson said. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

City police on Monday evening identified the suspect as Daivionne Young, 17, saying he was charged as an adult with armed robbery and would be booked into Vigo County Jail.

The cab driver was allowed to leave the scene after talking to police.

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