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JACKSON, Miss. (The Clarion-Ledger) -- An alleged would-be robber took a gamble outside a north Jackson motel Friday morning, betting a potential victim, a guest at Motel 6, wouldn't have a gun.

The guest did, though, and shot the alleged robber, reported WLBT.

Jackson police haven't released the identity of the man who was shot, but the man, who left the motel's premises after being shot, was picked up by an ambulance later at Pines, an apartment complex on Watkins Drive.

The report stated the failed robber approached the motel guest asking for a cigarette. When the guest said he didn't have any, the other man walked away before turning back around with a gun in his hand pointed at the victim and reportedly saying, "Betcha ain't got one of these."

The guest, whom WLBT reported is a contractor from the Gulf Coast, is not facing charges at this time, though the case will be presented to a Hinds County grand jury.

The condition of the man who was shot is not known, but he was reportedly shot in the chest.

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