Armed suspect in 2 robberies fatally shot in Federal Heights

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Armed suspect in 2 robberies fatally shot in Federal Heights

Postby Todd » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:41 pm

Armed suspect in 2 robberies fatally shot in Federal Heights

By Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post
Posted: 01/27/2014 09:23:05 AM MST7 comments | Updated: about 3 hours ago

Federal Heights officer-involved shooting
Officers search the area after police fatally shot an armed robbery suspect. (7NEWS)

An armed robbery suspect was fatally shot by a police officer Sunday night in Federal Heights.

The suspect was leaving a Family Dollar store when a Federal Heights police officer, who was outside the store, ordered the man to stop, said Lt. Gary Toldness, a department spokesman.

The incident was the second Family Dollar store robbed within a close distance and 14 minutes apart, Toldness said.

Police believe the same man robbed both stores.

The first robbery happened about 8:35 p.m. at Family Dollar, 2010 W. 92nd Ave., Toldness said.

The robber had a hand gun, a revolver, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

At about 8:49 p.m. an officer spotted a man matching the description of the initial robber inside a Family Dollar at 8495 Pecos St., Toldness said.
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The robber came out of the store with a gun in his hand and the officer engaged him.

"The suspect doesn't comply with the officer's order and the officer shot him," Toldness said.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. No one else was injured.

The fatal shooting is under investigation of the Adams County Critical Incident Team.

The officer is on paid administrative leave, as is protocol, while the investigation unfolds.

The name of the robbery suspect was not released pending an autopsy, positive identification and notification of his family.

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