San Diego Police Officer Fatally Shoots Robbery Suspect

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a San Diego police officer fatally shot a 23-year-old robbery suspect after the man pointed a gun at him.

San Diego police Lt. Terry McManus says officers were sent to a
market in the Golden Hill area Friday night to investigate a robbery.

Witnesses pointed out a suspect walking away from the market.
McManus says when the officer ordered the suspect to stop, he
turned round and pointed a gun at the officer.

The officer opened fire and shot the suspect in the abdomen. He
was declared dead soon after.

McManus says the officer is a veteran of 14 years.

The suspect's identity was withheld until his next of kin had been notified.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-31-08 0845EDT

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