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NEWORLEANS-- New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old male after he tried to rob a couple sitting in their backyard.

The shooting happened Wednesday, shortly before 10:00 p.m., in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive.

A 28-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife were sitting on their backyard patio when a masked gunman approached them, demanded money, and ordered them inside of their home.

Three female children, ages 6, 13 and 14, were inside of the home at the time.

The husband retrieved his gun and shot the gunman, fatally wounding him.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Both the suspect's gun and the homeowner's gun were recovered from the scene for further processing.

According to police, no one else was injured during the incident.

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