Police Fatally Shoot Armed Robbery Suspect in The Bronx, NYPD Says

By Gustavo Solis on December 26, 2013 10:03am 

 Officers recovered a loaded handgun from an apartment building near West Tremont and Davidson Avenues on Dec. 26, 2013, the NYPD said.
Officers recovered a loaded handgun from an apartment building near West Tremont and Davidson Avenues on Dec. 26, 2013, the NYPD said.
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THE BRONX — Police shot and killed an armed robber after chasing him into an apartment building in Morris Heights Thursday morning, the NYPD said.

The suspect, whose identity was not immediately released, used a handgun to steal cash and an iPhone from a 24-year-old man who was waiting for the bus in the vestibule of the Chase Bank on West Burnside Avenue near Davidson Avenue sometime before 4 a.m., police said.

Officers found the suspect a few blocks away and chased him into a building near West Tremont and Davidson Avenues, police said. During the chase, officers spotted his gun — a loaded semiautomatic Lorcin .380 — police said.

Officers got into a struggle with the man inside the apartment building, and one of the officers shot him twice in the chest, police said. Police could not immediately say whether the man pointed the weapon at the officers.

Paramedics transported the suspect to St. Barnabus Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the NYPD said.

The loaded handgun and iPhone were found at the scene, police said.

 

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