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An attempted robbery in Jamaica turned deadly after one of the robbers was shot by his accomplice on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say that at 1:13 p.m. on Oct. 1, officers from the 103rd Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding a man shot in the vicinity of 160th Street and Tuskegee Airmen Way. Upon their arrival, officers found 24-year-old Tyrell Simms, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the head.

Sources familiar with the investigation say that Simms and his accomplice, a 46-year-old man, intended to rob a 38-year-old man at the location when Simms was accidentally shot by his accomplice. The 38-year-old man was not injured as a result.

EMS responded to the location and rushed Simms to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 46-year-old man, who has not been identified, was taken into custody with charges against him pending.


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