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PD: Officers killed suspect after robbery, chase

Posted: 4:59 AM, May 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-12 20:07:11Z

An armed robbery and chase has ended with one man dead.

Greeley police told Denver7 the alleged crime spree started around 10 p.m. Wednesday night at Chipper's Classic Lanes bowling alley in Greeley.

A woman told officers a man held her and her friends an gunpoint, demanding she get $200 from an ATM or he would shoot and kill her friends.

The woman said she got the money and the gunman took her money and purse.

Police told Denver7 that when officers arrived at the bowling alley, they saw the suspect speeding off.

Police said the suspect pointed a gun at officers, but no shots were fired at that time.

The man managed to elude police.

About 90 minutes later, police said officers spotted the vehicle about 1.5 miles away at 6th Avenue at 14th Street.

Officers said they approached the car, ordered the suspect out, but he refused. They said the suspect reversed, tried to hit the officer, did hit a garage and other vehicles and drove off.

There was a chase through town that ended when the suspect crashed at Highway 83 and 31st Street and carjacked another vehicle.

"After forcing a female driver and male passenger from the sedan, the suspect entered the vehicle before being confronted by officers again," the Weld County Sheriff's Office said in a statement sent to Denver7. "During this final confrontation, officers were forced to fire upon the suspect. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene."

No officers were injured.

Deputies said a small tan/brown Pomeranian belonging to the owner of the sedan was lost during the confrontation and has not been found.

Deputies said animal control is aware and are working to return it to the victim.

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