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Kansas City police officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say an officer shot and killed a robbery suspect after the man reached for his gun.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://j.mp/2fSzUOI) that police said the shooting occurred Wednesday after narcotics officers pulled over a driver as part of a planned arrest. The man who was shot was a suspect in several robberies and told police he was armed and ready for a shootout with officers if they tried to arrest him.

Police said an officer shot the man as the man reached for a gun while officers were trying to remove him from the car. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. His identity wasn’t released.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker was at the scene to oversee the investigation.