Robbery suspect killed by police armed with air pistol

Man had air gun in Westlake police shooting

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say a man fatally shot by two officers following a robbery investigation was carrying an air pistol.

The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation is examining whether 25-year-old suspect Devan Desnoyers drew the pistol during the confrontation.

Police in Westlake in suburban Cleveland say Desnoyers fled from a robbery at a CVS Pharmacy Monday morning and struck a police cruiser at a busy intersection about a half-mile away.

Police say two officers fired shots. A Westlake police statement says officers provided first aid to Desnoyers at the scene. He died at a hospital.

Police have not said why officers opened fire. Police say Desnoyers might be a suspect in three other robberies of pain pills at CVS stores.

The officers who shot Desnoyers have been placed on administrative leave.

© 2017 Associated Press


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