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Robbery suspect killed after Des Moines police chase

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DES MOINES (AP) -

Des Moines police say an officer fatally shot a robbery suspect after the man pointed a gun at another officer.

Sgt. Jason Halifax says the suspect was involved in a robbery at Tradesmen Community Credit Union on the city's south side prior to the fatal Wednesday shooting.

Authorities say the suspect fled from the credit union in a vehicle that police later tried to stop. That led to a second car chase involving a stolen vehicle. The suspect eventually fled on foot.

Halifax says multiple officers were involved. One male officer told authorities he shot at the suspect after the suspect pointed a gun at a female officer. The suspect was later pronounced dead.

The names of the suspect and officers involved have not been released.

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