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Police fatally shoot robbery suspect



Published: Wed, July 27, 2011 @ 8:48 a.m.

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say they’ve fatally shot a western Pennsylvania man who allegedly tried to back over troopers with his vehicle when they came to arrest him on robbery charges.

State police in Mercer identified the dead man as 30-year-old Jeffrey Alan Anderson, of Greenville. The coroner in nearby Erie County has scheduled an autopsy for Wednesday, but police say they believe Anderson died from being hit with at least one shot fired by troopers about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

That’s when police say they went to Anderson’s home with arrest warrants for recent armed robberies. Police did not immediately say when and where the robberies occurred and The Associated Press could not immediately locate criminal complaints in the case.

But a search of online court records shows the Southwest Mercer Regional Police Department filed the charges earlier Tuesday based on an incident Saturday


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