Mugger killed after bullet ricochets off victim's face
A 16-YEAR-OLD mugger has been killed after a bullet fired by an accomplice ricocheted off their victim's face and shot him dead.
The incident happened when a group of males accosted the man at a housing complex in San Francisco and demanded he hand over his possessions, police said.
The man complied, but as the muggers were taking his valuables, including a mobile phone, one of them pulled a handgun and shot at him.
The bullet struck his face, bounced off, then hit one of the other robbers, 16-year-old Clifton Chatman.
When police arrived on the scene, Chatman was pronounced dead and the muggers' victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to survive.