Suspect in Walmart robbery shot by police in Spanaway

September 10, 2018

SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A robbery suspect is dead following a shooting by Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies at the Walmart in Spanaway, Washington.

KCPQ-TV reports that the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says just before 2 a.m. Monday, an armed man wearing camo robbed cashiers at the Walmart on Mountain Highway.

The sheriff’s department says a deputy arrived as the suspect was leaving the store. The man refused to show his hands and charged at the deputy and two deputies opened fire on the suspect.

The suspect then ran into nearby woods.

Officials say the suspect was found dead near a Shell gas station with a gun in his hand and cash in his pockets.

The sheriff’s department says the suspect is an unidentified white man believed to be in his 30′s.


Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/

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