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Spokane Police shoot and kill suspected armed robber

Spokane Police shoot and kill...

SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: The Spokane police officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Chris LeQuire.

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An armed robber was killed by Spokane Police Tuesday morning after he allegedly robbed Safeway at 1616 W. Northwest Blvd.

Around 5:45 a.m. the suspect robbed the grocery store - assaulting a store employee in the process - and fled the scene. As he fled, he fired one round from his gun in the parking lot.

Officers located the suspect's vehicle, but the suspect fled on foot in the area of Madison Street and Sinto Avenue. 

While he was running, an officer fired his weapon and struck the suspect. The suspect died of his injuries 

The identity of the suspect will be released by the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office. 


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