Bank Robber Shot dead in Arizona

Apr 18, 2014 8:10 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a suspected bank robber was fatally shot by Tucson police after getting a box of ammunition from his vehicle. Police also say 35-year-old Santiago Avila was a fugitive wanted in California in connection with an assault on a peace officer. His name was released by police Friday after his relatives were notified.

Police say they received a 911 call about a robbery in progress Thursday afternoon. Officers arrived to see a man matching the suspect's description walking out of the bank with a handgun. Police say he ignored commands to stop and drop the gun. He instead went to his SUV, got a box of ammunition and began walking back to the bank's front door when officers shot him. Police say the man died in the parking lot.

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