Teen dies during attempted robbery

NORTHPORT, AL (WBRC) - Northport police say a teenager died during an overnight attempted robbery.

Authorities believe the person killed, 18-year-old Christopher Collins, was one of the robbers. Police Chief Robert Green tells us Collins died during a struggle over a gun.

Green says the intended victim was coming home with a pizza when two masked men pulled a gun on him and asked for cash. The victim ran to his carport and fought with the suspects. The gun went off and killed Collins.
Green says it is unlikely the victim will be charged.

Police are searching for Collins' alleged accomplice.

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