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Police: Plainclothes Officers Shoot, Kill Robbery Suspect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police officials in Ohio are sorting out the details in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect who died after being shot by plainclothes police.

The shooting happened late Friday afternoon in Columbus.

A union representative says plainclothes officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect after becoming aware of the suspect’s presence in a home.

A Columbus police spokesman later said the suspect, identified only as a 20-year-old black man, was shot inside a parked car by two officers.

The reports that the spokesman wouldn’t say whether the suspect fired at police or how many gunshots the officers fired.

Both say the plainclothes officers involved are part of a task force formed to capture robbery and burglary suspects.

None of the officers involved in the shooting were injured.


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