TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida police officer fatally shot an armed bank robbery suspect.
Florida Today reports that the shooting occurred Wednesday morning.
Titusville police say 35-year-old Jesse Daniel Joynt was fleeing from a Bank of America branch armed with two guns when an officer attempted to stop him. Police say Joynt was shot in the chest and later died at a nearby hospital.
Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said during a news conference that Joynt’s actions forced the officer to use deadly force.
Police weren’t immediately naming the officer who shot Joynt. The races of the officer and Joynt weren’t immediately known.
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