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Yakima armed robbery suspect killed in officer involved shooting

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YAKIMA, Wash. - One man is dead after an armed robbery turned into an officer involved shooting overnight in Yakima.

Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies say the suspect was accused of robbing a mini-mart at gunpoint before fleeing in a Jeep with an unknown amount of money and leading police on a car chase. According to police, the suspect then began shooting at officers during the chase and eventually lost control of the car near Beffa Rd. and Naches-Tieton Rd.

Seeing that the suspect had a weapon, two Yakima Police officers fired back at the suspect hitting and killing him. The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the Yakima Sheriff's Office investigates which is standard practice.

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