Police: Capitol Hill robbery suspect dies after victim shot him

A man fatally shot a 24-year-old who tried to rob him in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle early Tuesday, police said.

Residents heard gunshots around 1:12 a.m., just north of Cal Anderson Park. 

Seattle Police said the victim was robbed.

Fire officials said the 24-year-old man was taken in critical condition to Harborview Medical Center. Officials say he later died at the hospital. 

Officers interviewed a 39-year-old man at the scene who said he shot the man because the man was trying to rob him. Homicide detectives were interviewing the man to learn more.

No further details have been released.

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