- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a suspected burglar in Centralia, Washington.

KOMO reports the incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. Tuesday when police responded to a report of a burglary in progress. Initial reports said the suspect was believed to be armed.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located a man matching the suspect’s description. One officer confronted the suspect, and one or more shots were fired.

The 18-year-old suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

An investigation is is underway.



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