Intended victim shoots two armed robbers at ATM

An attempted robbery went bad for two suspects as their intended victim shot them both.

The man shot and wounded both robbers in a gunfight at an ATM. The incident happened at the Citizens Bank parking lot on Warren near Asbury Park at 10 p.m. on Detroit's west side.

The man, a 50-year-old resident, was wounded in the leg, but shot one robber in the stomach and one in the face, according to Capt. Darrin Szilagy.

Police arrested both men; none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

"He was approached out of the darkness by two 18-year-old males, one was armed with a sawed-off rifle and one had a handgun," Szilagy said. "(He) is a valid CPL holder and at that point decided not to be a victim produced his weapon and a gunfight ensued."

The investigation is ongoing, Szilagy said.

"Criminals beware, if you're going to play that game," he said. "People are defending themselves."