Robbery suspect fatally shot by police after pickup hits cop

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BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A robbery suspect was shot and killed by police after he hit an officer with a stolen truck at a hotel, authorities said.

Butler Township police went to the hotel around 4:45 p.m. Sunday to investigate the robbery report and soon encountered the suspect, who ran off and then attacked a person before stealing their pickup truck, authorities said.

As officers tried to take the man into custody, he hit an officer with the truck, knocking them down and injuring them, authorities said. An officer then shot the man, who crashed the truck into a sign near the hotel entrance.

Officers removed the man from the truck and performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

The man’s name has not been released.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave while the matter is investigated, which is standard procedure in such cases. The officer’s name has not been released.

Further details on the injured officer’s condition were not released.

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