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Robbery suspect shot dead in central Iowa

Police say man pointed a handgun at an officer.

Posted: Sep. 16, 2018 12:41 PM

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities are investigating a fatal police shooting in the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny.

The Des Moines Register reports Ankeny Police Lt. Brian Kroska says an officer fatally shot a man suspected of robbing a Hy-Vee gas station Saturday after he pointed a handgun at the officer.

Kroska says officers responded to the robbery call around 4:30 Saturday afternoon and found the suspect a couple blocks away near another gas station. That's when the suspect pointed the gun.

Police didn't immediately release the identities of either the suspect or the officer.

The officer will remain on paid leave while the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation reviews the shooting.

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