James Green, 71, turned the tables early yesterday on a much younger man who thought he had come across an easy mark.
As a masked gunman brandished what appeared to be a 9mm pistol, Mr. Green used his own handgun to wound the attacker in the back.
Mr. Green was packing a real gun. The other man was armed with a toy.
The incident occurred just after midnight yesterday as Mr. Green returned to his residence in the Oakfield House apartments in the 3900 block of Liberty Heights Ave.