Feb 22, 2014 5:07 PM by Nathan O'Neal

Suspected bank robber killed in officer-involved shooting on eastside

TUCSON - One man is dead after a bank robbery and an officer-involved shooting in an eastside neighborhood.

Sgt. Pete Dugan of the Tucson Police Department said that the incident started a the Chase Bank located on Broadway and Wilmot. Police received a 9-1-1 call about a robbery taking place around 9:11 a.m.

"He was armed with a handgun, approached one of the tellers and demanded money from the bank. At the time, he was given an undisclosed amount of money and left the bank," Dugan said.

The suspect fled on a bicycle and police caught up with him in a neighborhood just west of the bank.

Police received a 9-1-1 call from a resident living near Leonora Ave. and 9th St.

"That caller said that he noticed a bicycle in his front yard and that he also believed there was also somebody possibly in a shed," Dugan said.

When police arrived, multiple shots were fired. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Investigators from the homicide unit and internal affairs are conducting investigations into the officer-involved shooting. Officers are also working on sorting through what happened with the armed robbery incident at the bank.

The TPD officers involved were placed on administrative leave - as is standard protocol.

The suspect has not been identified pending notification of next of kin.


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