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7-11 Robber Fatally Shot by Police

A St. Petersburg police officer shot an armed-robbery-in-progress suspect.

Police shot and killed an armed robber outside a 7-11 store, St. Petersburg police report.

Lamont Burgess, 36, was fatally shot at about 1 a.m. Tuesday. A second suspect, 20-year-old Ebony C. Oliver was arrested.

The two suspects had just robbed the convenience store of cash and had run outside, behind the store, according to the Associated Press.

Detectives believe that Burgess and Lamont may have been staying at a local
motel together prior to the robbery. Detectives are still attempting to
identify that location.

Police say that Oliver will be charged with one count of felony murder and one count of armed robbery.

The St. Petersburg Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation
along with the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office.

The St. Petersburg Police Department's Internal Affairs Unit is also conducting an Administrative Investigation. These investigations are standard whenever an officer intentionally discharges a firearm in the performance of his/her duties and the shooting results in a death.


Joe King November 06, 2012 at 04:37 PM
News like this makes me do the "Snoopy Happy Dance"
make long November 06, 2012 at 06:49 PM
what if it was u it will be funny
make long November 06, 2012 at 06:50 PM
i hate when poeple talk
Joe King November 12, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Make long, it could never be me because I'm not a lowlife hoodrat who goes out committing armed robberies.
Joe King November 12, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I hate it when illiterate PEOPLE (spelled correctly) get on forums and make comments

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