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Man dressed as woman killed following robbery on Avenue

Man dressed as woman killed following robbery on Avenue

AvenueA man who was dressed as a woman has been shot to death in Woodbrook.
According to initial reports, just after 11pm Monday night, an individual who appeared to be a woman of African descent entered a casino along Ariapita Avenue, in the vicinity of Aria.

The individual had rastafarian hairstyle, was wearing a two piece fitted black stripe suit, a pair of slippers, and had a brown handbag.

After playing on the roulette machine for some time, the individual asked a manager to cash out and as such was taken to the nearby office according to our partners at Looptt..

However, it was here that the individual pulled out a firearm from his purse and announced a hold-up.

Fearful for her life, the manager gave the individual $40,000 in cash.

However, as the individual exited the office, she came face to face with an off-duty police officer.

The man, on seeing the armed assailant, drew his licensed firearm and called on the woman to stop.

The assailant refused and instead, allegedly raised the weapon.

As a result, the officer opened fire on the individual, hitting him several times.

The assailant died on the scene.

One Cocoa HWM revolver with five rounds of live .38 ammunition was seized on the scene along with one spent shell.

The identity of the man is still unknown.

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