Man Faces Gun And Drug Charges After Killing Robber


( 4UMF NEWS ) Man Faces Gun And Drug Charges After Killing Robber:

A teen robber who was shot and killed during a Brooklyn home invasion was trying to steal the shooter’s marijuana stash, authorities said Tuesday.

Melvin Richie, 16, and an accomplice pushed their way into Ricardo Cameron’s first-floor apartment on Church Ave. and E. 91st St. in East Flatbush on Sunday, authorities said. One intruder had a pistol, but Cameron, 37, managed to get to his own gun and shot Richie in the head, prosecutors said.

Investigators believe Cameron acted in self-defense, but he had two guns — one licensed, one not, sources said.

He tried to hide one of the weapons and the marijuana, by sticking them into a bag and telling another resident to get rid of it, according to a criminal complaint. Cops found the bag in the building’s laundry room.

Cameron faces charges of gun and marijuana possession and tampering with evidence. Cameron was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court Tuesday, where his bail was set at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash.