Sámara man dies chasing thief

A 41-year-old man died early Sunday when he suffered a bullet wound as he tried to stop the robbery of a purse, said judicial investigators.

The Judicial Investigating Organization identified the man by the last name of Gómez. Agents said the man was inside a bar in Sámara about 4:30 a.m. when someone tried to take the purse of a woman nearby.

The victim chased the man outside the establishment and suffered the fatal wound there.

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