WHITESTONE, Queens (WABC) -- A man was fatally shot by a retired police officer while attempting to hold up a bar in Queens early Monday.
The armed man was attempting to rob the Parkside bar on 149th Street in Whitestone just after 4 a.m., authorities say.
Witnesses said he had his hand in the register when the retired officer, who was in the bar at the time, pulled a gun.
The retired officer fired one shot and struck the would-be robber in the head, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man shot has been identified as 24-year-old Andrew McClean of Queens.
The man who fired the shot was interviewed by detectives. No charges have been filed in the case.
Robbery suspect shot by retired police officer at Whitestone, Queens bar