Jamaica Gleaner / A licensed firearm holder shot and killed a man who attempted to rob him of his gun in the Widcombe area of Barbican in St Andrew.
The dead robber remains unidentified.
Reports are that about 8:15 last night the man and a woman were examining a vehicle that was parked at a gate in the community when two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, held them up.
The armed robber demanded that the man handed over his gun.
A struggle ensued and the man managed to reach for his gun and fire several shots.
The two robbers ran and one subsequently collapsed clutching a handgun.
He died later died on the spot.
The second robber escaped.
The police were called in and they said that they recovered a nine millimetre pistol with a magazine containing nine 9 millimetre cartridges at the scene.
The male and the woman were not harmed during the incident.