Midland police officer shoots and kills robbery suspect

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MIDLAND (WJRT) - (3/12/2018) - A man is dead after being shot by a Midland police officer.

Investigators say it happened just after 1:30 a.m. Monday when two men allegedly were caught breaking into a vehicle on East Ashman Street.

Officers say they were chasing the suspects on foot when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot at police. The officer returned fire, killing the man.

The second suspect was arrested.

Police say the officer involved in the shooting has been in law enforcement for 19 years. The officer was placed on paid leave, which is standard protocol for officer-involved shootings.

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