Updated: to reflect latest details from police
A mother shot and killed a robber in Oak Lane Tuesday night after he reportedly pistol-whipped her son during an attempted armed robbery, police said.
Police responded to the Admas Run apartment complex on Godfrey Avenue near Crescentville Road around 9:15 p.m., and found a 19 year-old man shot once in his chest at the bottom of the stairs near a basement, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:24 p.m. with his gun beside his body.
The mother, 43, called 911 saying that she shot the man who repeatedly hit her son over the head with a gun, said Police Inspector Scott Small.
The victim was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center to be treated for graze wounds to the head.