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Fountain Valley police fatally shoot burglary suspect inside Rite Aid store


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — Police have shot and killed a suspected burglar who resisted arrest and grabbed an officer's handgun in a Rite Aid store in Fountain Valley.

A statement from the city's police department said officers went to the store early Sunday after an employee said a man had broken through locked glass door and went inside.

The statement said that officers found him standing on a ladder. When they tried to take him into custody, the suspect bit one of the officers on the arm and grabbed another officer's handgun.

After the man ignored orders to put down the weapon, the officer who was bitten fired a sing round at the suspect.

The man was taken to a hospital where he died. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.

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