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Police: Officer shoots, kills would-be robber

ATLANTA  - Authorities say an Atlanta police officer shot and killed a robbery suspect at a Dollar General store, but that another suspect managed to escape.

The second man had not been caught as of early Monday morning. Police spokesman James Polite told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the two men ran away after the officer walked in and interrupted the Sunday night robbery in southwest Atlanta.

Police say the store had been robbed the night before. The dead man, who was not identified, died of a gunshot wound to the head at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The officer will be placed on administrative leave until the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reviews the case.

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