- Associated Press - Saturday, May 31, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say a purse snatching suspect was fatally shot by officers after fleeing in a vehicle and crashing.

Police say two women were walking at the Town Square shopping center on Friday night when a man made off with their purses.

Police tracked the suspect’s vehicle with the help of one of the victim’s cellphones and gave commands to him after he collided with another vehicle.

Police say the man pulled out a handgun and opened fire, and was killed when officers shot back.

The suspect’s name was not immediately released.

Two people in the other vehicle were released after treatment at a hospital.

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