Police say one man is behind bars and another is hospitalized in critical condition, following an attempted robbery early Monday morning in Auburn, Maine.

Auburn Police received a call shortly after midnight from a man and woman, saying they had been approached by two young men in a parking lot on Center Street, who demanded their money and cell phones.

The caller told police they had fired a gun at the would-be robbers. When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old man lying on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest. Eighteen-year-old William Beasley, of Auburn, was trying to administer first aid.

Auburn Police say Beasley and his accomplice had approached the man and woman who were sitting in a vehicle talking. The robbers allegedly showed what appeared to be a revolver, which turned out to be a BB gun. The man in the car grabbed a 9mm handgun and fired several shots at the assailants as they ran.

The 19-year-old, who was not identified, remains in critical condition at Central Maine Medical Center. Beasley has been charged with one count of robbery. Bail was set at $25,000.

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