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Officials ID suspect in Auburn police chase as wanted sex offender in Louisiana

Bobby Keith Brumfield, 40 (Source: Auburn Police Dept) Bobby Keith Brumfield, 40 (Source: Auburn Police Dept)
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

The suspect involved in an armed robbery in Auburn on Wednesday that ended in a police chase has been identified as 40-year-old Bobby Brumfield from Franklinton, LA.

Police said that Brumfield, a registered sex offender in Louisiana, was wanted by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office in Louisiana for aggravated burglary, battery, robbery, simple assault, and theft of a motor vehicle.  

On Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department was involved in the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect, that ended in a police chase and the suspect dead.

According to Auburn Police Chief Paul Register, around 11:50 a.m. CST, police responded to the armed robbery of a business on Longleaf Drive and Cox Road in Auburn.

A vehicle that was given during the officer's investigation of the robbery was seen leaving the area, and police pursued him, where a chase began after the suspect refused to stop.

Register, who was on scene with Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones and other law enforcement officials, said the suspect fired shots at law enforcement, and law enforcement fired back.

The pursuit ended at the intersection of Gay Street and Woodfield Drive, with the suspect crashing into another car. Register said the suspect died following a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Both cases remain under investigation by SBI, Auburn Police, Alabama Department of Forensic Science Medical Examiner’s Office and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.                       

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more details.        

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