POLICE: Louisville suspect shot in chest by victim he tried to rob

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An alleged robber has been arrested months after police say he was shot in the chest by the man he was trying to rob.

According to an arrest warrant, it happened on Nov. 22, 2016. Police say a man called them to report that he'd just shot 19-year-old (now 20-year-old) Keith Dawson after Dawson tried to rob him.

Police say the victim told them Dawson walked up to him, pulled a handgun and demanded cash. At that point, the victim said, he gave Dawson $200, and Dawson pistol-whipped him.

The victim says he then pulled his own handgun and fired several shots at Dawson, hitting him in the chest. 

Dawson was transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police say they later determined that the gun Dawson used to commit the robbery had been reported to Shively Police as stolen.

The victim was able to identify Dawson through a photo, according to an arrest warrant, which was issued on Jan. 31, 2017.

Dawson was taken into custody by Louisville Metro Police on Wednesday night. He is charged with receipt of stolen property (a firearm) and first-degree robbery.

Dawson is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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