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Authorities say the suspect in an Iredell County bank robbery was shot and killed after firing on police officers who cornered him in the woods

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UNION GROVE, North Carolina — Authorities say the suspect in an Iredell County bank robbery was shot and killed after firing on police officers who cornered him in the woods.

Deputies told media outlets that the man gave employees at the Capital Bank in Union Grove a note just before closing Friday saying he was armed and wanted money.

Investigators say police dogs tracked the suspect into the woods, finding him near a creek about a mile from the bank.

Authorities say as police went to arrest him, the suspect fired at officers, who shot back, killing him.

Three Iredell County deputies are on administrative leave as the shooting is investigated. The name of the man killed has not been released.

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