By Associated Press - Tuesday, August 11, 2015

UNION, Mo. (AP) - An armed robbery suspect has been shot in the head by a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy after a struggle with the deputy’s gun.

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke says the incident happened about 1 p.m. Monday when a man entered a store, displayed a weapon and demanded money before leaving the store.

A deputy responded to a report around 5 p.m. about a person who might be the robbery suspect. Toelke said the man pulled a gun and a struggle between him and the deputy ensued. Authorities say the suspect tried to take the deputy’s gun from his holster, but the deputy gained control of his weapon and shot the suspect in the head.

Officers say the man was talking as he was transported to a hospital.

The deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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