According to police authorities, a man was reportedly detained early on Wednesday in New York City after fatally shooting an armed robber in Queens.
The 32-year-old victim, who is now dead, allegedly approached the 65-year-old man with an unidentifiable object in his hand at approximately two in the morning on Wednesday outside Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens, according to police.
The subject was declared dead at the site by EMS responders. The elder man was detained by police and taken inside for questioning.
According to police, the victim’s identify will not be released until his family is told of the investigation’s findings.
Authorities claimed the 32-year-old attempted to steal a 65-year-old of cash and smokes while brandishing a sharp weapon.
Charles Foehner, age 65, pulled out a silver revolver and shot the victim up to five times.
The attacker reportedly approaches Foehner from a distance of 40 feet in CCTV footage.
Foehner raises his left hand to shoo him away, but the attacker advances forcefully.
Foehner then pulls his rifle from a distance of 20 feet. Foehner fires from a distance of 8 feet as the attacker waves an item and rushes.
A representative for the Queens District Attorney’s Office said that the 65-year-old was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a handgun.
The 32-year-old has a long history of arrests for crimes including robbery, burglary, narcotics possession, and others.
The incident comes in the wake of the arrest of a good samaritan after he accidentally killed a dangerous vagrant while attempting to stop him from assaulting other subway riders.