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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Robbery Suspect Shot Outside Denny's Restaurant in Pasadena

8-9-2010 Texas:

PASADENA, Texas - Police say a robbery suspect was shot and killed by officers after he threatened to shoot them outside a Denny's Restaurant in Pasadena.

The robbery and shooting took place at approximately 3 a.m. Monday in a shopping center on State Highway 225 (Pasadena Freeway) near South Richey Street.

An employee at the restaurant told police that the suspect demanded money from the night manager while pointing a gun at his head.

Witnesses told police that they had seen the suspect near a white Dodge Ram pickup truck before he entered the restaurant.

Police say that after the suspect stole the money from the Denny's Restaurant, he ran away on foot toward the rear section of the shopping center parking lot.

Two officers confronted the suspect behind the shopping center and they both shot him several times after the suspect pointed a handgun in their direction, according to statement released by the Pasadena Police Department.

The suspect was wounded several times in the torso area and died.

Police identified the 43-year-old suspect as a registered sex offender. Approximately $280 in cash was found near the suspect's body.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office, Medical Examiner's Office, Pasadena Police Department Internal Affairs and homicide detectives will conduct independent investigations into the shooting and the two officers will be placed on administrative leave with pay.

The Dodge Ram that witnesses saw the suspect driving in was stolen from a Shell fuel station in the Baytown area on Sunday night. ..Source.. by ALEXANDER SUPGUL

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