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Modesto Police Officer Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect

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MODESTO (CBS13) – Modesto police are investigating after one of their officers fatally shot a suspect Tuesday night.

The shooting took place just after 10:00 p.m..  The incident began when officers responded to reports of a robbery at the Fast Mart on Coffee Road at Mable Avenue.

An employee reported a man had confronted him during closing hours, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

The suspect took off with an unknown amount of cash.

Officers caught up with the suspect at Dragoo Park Drive and Coralwood Road.

The suspect refused to comply to officers and at one point, an officer fired at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Details of the events leading up to the shooting are under investigation.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

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