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Retired NYC Cop Shoots and Kills Armed Robber

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A wild scene on a street in New York City, as a retired police officer was in the right place at the right time and gunned down an armed robbery suspect who was trying to get away.

The New York Daily News reports two armed men robbed a pharmacy in East Harlem Thursday morning. When they walked out they came up against three cops responding to a silent alarm set off in the store.

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One man immediately surrendered. But the second would not go without a fight. He tried to shoot the cops but he missed. He ran off, firing shots along the way.

In the meantime a retired NYPD lieutenant was at a gas station across the street and jumped into action, pulling his gun and shooting the man in the head. The man, identified as 23-year-old Rudolph Wyatt, was killed instantly.

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“I thought it was firecrackers at first,” said witness Stephanie Spires. “I turn around, I’m like, ‘Wow, what are all these cops doing out there?' They’re shooting, he’s shooting."

In all of the commotion the second robber ran off. Police are still looking for him.