- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man has been convicted in a string of armed robberies that ended with police fatally shooting another suspect.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 23-year-old Deonte Collins-Abbott, of Grandview, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a conspiracy to commit robbery and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He faces 25 years in federal prison under a plea deal.

The robberies came to an end in March 2016 when Collins-Abbott and two others stole money and prescription cough syrup from a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Missouri. Court records say one of the other robbers, 22-year-old Jermon Seals, of Shawnee, Kansas, was shot after pointing a gun at officers outside the store.

Collins-Abbott and the third suspect were caught after a foot pursuit.

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