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Milwaukee police officer fatally shoots armed robbery suspect

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee police officer shot and killed an armed robbery suspect late Wednesday.

It started around 5:30 p.m., when two beer delivery men were robbed at gunpoint.

Police Chief Ed Flynn said an officer saw the suspect a short time later, and caught up to him behind a house after a chase on foot. Flynn said the two men got into a struggle -- the robbery suspect pulled a loaded semi-automatic handgun on the officer -- and the patrolman whipped out his service weapon and shot the suspect, who died at the scene.

The chief said the robber's gun was reported to be stolen from another state. Officers recovered the weapon, along with a face mask and an undisclosed amount of money taken in the robbery.

Flynn said the 30-year-old officer was a nine-year veteran of the Milwaukee police force. He'll be put on administrative duty while the shooting is being investigated.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)