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Man charged in twin brother’s death during robbery attempt

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) _ A 22-year-old Alabama man has been charged in his twin brother’s death after police say the twin was shot while both siblings were trying to rob someone.

Media outlets report the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit said Friday that 22-year-old Zhamelle Ware faces a felony murder charge in the death of Zhalil Ware.

The robbery victim told investigators that two suspects approached him at gunpoint at an apartment complex Wednesday night, demanding money. The victim pulled out a gun and started shooting. The suspect returned fire.

All three were shot and taken to a hospital, where Zhalil Ware was pronounced dead. The robbery victim was treated and released.

Zhamelle Ware, who remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the hip, faces several other charges.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.