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Officers with the San Diego Police Department shot a man in North Park late last night in connection with a book store robbery.

According to a police press release, just after midnight, a man jumped the counter of the F Street bookstore at 2004 University Ave. and robbed the store at gunpoint. The press release says a two-officer team from western division was in the vicinity of the crime and followed a man they believed to be acting suspiciously.

That man fled on foot but, according to the press release, the officers followed another suspect who left the scene in a vehicle. The police account of the incident says the vehicle was followed into a dead-end street, whereupon the suspect started firing a handgun at one of the officers.

The officers returned fire, according to the release, and the suspect was shot and killed. The original suspect in the robbing, the release says, escaped on foot but his clothing, shoes and handgun were recovered.

The District Attorney’s Office will review the shooting following an internal SDPD investigation.

WILL CARLESS

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