Officer Shoots, Kills Armed NJ Robber: Officials

The suspect was armed when he broke into a home in Paterson early Saturday

Saturday, Jan 4, 2014  |  Updated 12:19 PM EDT
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Officer Shoots, Kills Armed NJ Robber: Officials

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Officials say a man who allegedly robbed a home in New Jersey was shot and killed by a police officer trying to apprehend him.

The suspect was armed when he broke into a home in Paterson early Saturday, police say.

An officer on patrol saw the suspect and attempted to arrest him about an hour later. The officer struggled with the suspect, who had a knife, before shooting him. The man was later pronounced dead.

Police have not released the name of the suspect but have identified him as an actor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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