PITTSBURGH - A suspected robber and his target exchanged gunfire on an Oakland street early Friday morning, Pittsburgh police said.
The victim was walking out of the McDonald's restaurant on Forbes Avenue with friends at about 2:40 a.m. when he was confronted by Jason Woodall (pictured), who wanted to steal a bracelet that the man was wearing, police said.
Woodall went to a nearby parked car and got a handgun -- which was stolen -- then came back and tried to rob the man at gunpoint, police said.
The victim pulled out a legally registered and licensed handgun and exchanged shots with Woodall, taking one gunshot to the chest, police said.
"He just said, 'Mom, I just got shot. I'm at [the Original Hot Dog Shop]. I just got shot,' and the phone went blank, my phone went blank," said the victim's mother, Sheila Garmon.
City police said Woodall ran to Oakland Avenue, where a University of Pittsburgh police officer arrested him and took his gun.
Police said Woodall, 18, of McKees Rocks, was treated at a hospital, then taken to the Allegheny County Jail on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, carrying a gun without a license and receiving stolen property.
The victim was taken to UPMC Presbyterian for surgery and was last reported to be in critical condition. The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office will review the case to decide if he should face any charges.
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