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A would-be robber ended up in the hospital Tuesday night after trying to mug a concealed pistol license holder in Detroit, police said.

The armed suspect approached another man about 8:15 p.m. near Ohio and Beechdale on the city’s west side then “announced the hold-up,” said Sgt. Cassandra Lewis, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

The other man refused and pulled out his weapon, which he’s legally allowed to carry, she said.

That sparked an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect wounded, Lewis said. He was listed in critical condition at an area hospital.

Investigators were interviewing the would-be victim late Tuesday night, Lewis said. It wasn’t immediately clear if he would face charges in the shooting.

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