Robbery suspect shot, killed by SWAT officers after trying to rob same store for third consecutive night

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man was shot and killed by SWAT officers as he tried to rob a southeast Columbus UDF, according to investigators.

It happened around 12:15 a.m. at the UDF at 2660 Noe Bixby Road.

According to police, SWAT officers approached the store while it was being robbed at gunpoint by a 25-year-old man. The man held an employee at gunpoint and demanded cash, police said.

As he left the store, the man was warned several times to drop his weapon, investigators said. Police say one of the officers then fired multiple shots, striking the suspect.

The man was taken to Grant Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A firearm and an undisclosed amount of cash were recovered at the scene.

Police say this was the third time in three days that the same store was robbed by the same suspect. SWAT officers were positioned outside the store Thursday morning before the robbery, anticipating a third attempt.

In April, police said the same store was held up three times in a single night by two suspects.

Police remain at the scene investigating.

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