By Associated Press - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say an employee of a smoke shop fatally shot an armed robber.

According to the Albuquerque Journal ( ), a police report states that the robber had covered his face with a black and white scarf when he entered the Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge on Sunday.

Officer Tanner Tixier says no one has been charged with a crime .

Tixier says police have tentatively identified the dead man, but officers haven’t contacted his next of kin.

The spokesman says police are waiting for the state Office of the Medical Investigator to confirm the dead man’s identity.

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