Robbery suspect shot by St. Paul police dies

Published On: Dec 17 2012 03:20:47 PM CST
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -

A gunman who robbed a St. Paul grocery store has died after he was shot by at least one police officer.

Police were called to the robbery at Kowalski's Markets just after 8:30 a.m. Monday. As officers arrived they learned the suspect had left the store through a rear entrance. Officers saw the suspect and ran after him.

Police fired and struck the suspect. Paramedics took the Brooklyn Park man to Regions Hospital, where he died.

Investigators are working to positively identify the suspect before releasing his name.

A St. Paul police spokesman says no one else was hurt. The names of the officers are not expected to be released until late Tuesday morning.