Police: Suspect shot & killed after robbery in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police in a Louisville suburb have fatally shot a man they say robbed a customer outside a sandwich shop.

Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders says officers encountered the man near a Jimmy John’s restaurant on South Hurstbourne Parkway and ordered him to put his hands in the air.

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Sanders told media at a news conference Tuesday that the man pulled a gun from his waistband and was shot by two Jeffersontown officers.

The man’s identity has not been released. He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sanders says the customer was walking into the store around noon when he was robbed. The customer gave a description to police, and they located him at a nearby hotel. The officers, whose identities haven’t been released, are on administrative leave.