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Man shoots alleged knife-wielding robbery suspect in self-defense in Lewiston

Shots were fired in Lewiston after an alleged attempted robbery Friday night. Police were called to Birch Street around 8:30 p.m. (WGME)

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Shots were fired in Lewiston after an alleged attempted robbery Friday night.

Police were called to 56 Birch Street around 8:30 p.m.

Police say two men with a knife tried to rob a 27-year-old man, but the victim defended himself with a .22 caliber handgun.

The man thought he did not hit anyone, but an hour after the incident, police say a man who ran from the scene went to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

Police arrested 27-year-old Abdulahi Abdi and charged him with robbery. Abdi was treated for his injury and released from the hospital.

Abdi is being held at the Androscoggin County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Police are searching for a second suspect.

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