Guard at UPS shoots would-be robber in Brooklyn

CANARSIE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man police said tried to rob a UPS guard in Brooklyn ended up getting shot and taken to the hospital.

It happened at the UPS facility on Foster Avenue in Canarsie around 11:15 p.m. Monday.

Police said the would-be robber, 38-year-old Martin Peters, attempted to rob the armed security guard, who also happened to be a retired police officer with the NYPD.

The guard shot the man in the foot. He was then transported to Brookdale University Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury.

Peters is charged with menacing, trespassing and weapons possession.

The security guard is not facing any charges.

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