California Fugitive Killed In Arizona While Getting Ammo For Bank Robbery
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say a suspected bank robber was fatally shot by Tucson police after getting a box of ammunition from his vehicle.
Police also say 35-year-old Santiago Avila was a fugitive wanted in California in connection with an assault on a peace officer.
His name was released by police Friday after his relatives were notified.
Police say they received a 911 call about a robbery in progress Thursday afternoon.
Officers arrived to see a man matching the suspect’s description walking out of the bank with a handgun.
Police say he ignored commands to stop and drop the gun.
He instead went to his SUV, got a box of ammunition and began walking back to the bank’s front door when officers shot him.
Police say the man died in the parking lot.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.