- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - A Centralia police officer fatally shot a man who pulled a gun in a fight over a burrito shoplifted from a convenience store.

Police spokesman John Panco says the officer was trying to arrest the suspect Sunday morning when he resisted. When he pulled out a handgun the officer fired, and the 43-year-old Centralia man died at the scene.

Centralia Police Chief Bob Berg told The Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1ohCRF6) the officer had his police dog, Lobo, with him. And Lobo was crucial to protecting the officer by biting the suspect during the fight.

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Information from: The Chronicle, http://www.chronline.com

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