A robbery suspect shot himself when he was pistol-whipping his victim in New Jersey, according to the Woodbury City Police Department.
The department dispatched a patrol around 8:40 p.m. to a parking garage on 27 Cooper Street after a report came in of a shooting on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Police found out four people tried to rob a 20-year-old acquaintance in the garage. A fight broke out and one of the robbers hit the victim in the head with a gun. The gun went off, however, striking the robber in the hand.
The four suspects got in a car and fled, but they were stopped and apprehended by police less than 700 yards away.
The suspected weapon was found in the car, the police stated in a Facebook post.
Both the victim and the wounded suspect were taken to hospitals with what police deemed as non-life threatening injuries.
The four suspects were arrested and identified as New Jersey residents Doug Henderson, 24, of Camden; Brianna Jiminez, 18, of Logan; Aleem Clark, 18, of Camden; and Branden Wentz, 19, of Logan.
All except Wentz were charged with a conspiracy to commit robbery. Wentz was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a handgun.
Wentz and Henderson have been detained at the Salem County Jail, while Jimenez and Clark have been released pending their court appearances.