San Antonio officer shoots and kills robbery suspect

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 19 at 6:39 PM

A San Antonio police officer shot and killed an armed man suspected in a recent string of robberies across the city.

Police Chief William McManus said Tuesday's shooting happened as officers were searching for a suspect who had just robbed a Fred's Fish Fry restaurant.

McManus said Officer Marc Valero shot 42-year-old Alfonso Escamilla as he walked toward him with a gun in hand, ignoring the officer's commands to drop the weapon.

The San Antonio Express-News reports Escamilla, who police believe was connected to five other robberies, died at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

Police said Escamilla's in-laws told them he had stopped at their residence and said in effect that he would not be taken easily.

Valero was not injured and was placed on administrative duty.

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