- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Three Florida sheriff’s deputies fatally shot an armed robbery suspect who they say refused to surrender and was holding a knife.

Volusia County sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Grant said a gunman Sunday had robbed victims of their wallets at an Orange City park and ride. They provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle.

Grant says deputies spotted the suspect and a woman driver in the car about 20 minutes later in DeLand, about 25 miles west of Daytona Beach. He says the woman got out of the car and surrendered, but the male suspect refused and wouldn’t show his hands. The deputies opened fire. The suspect died at the scene. His name has not been released.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting. The deputies have been placed on routine leave.


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