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Man shot, killed while chasing robber

by The Associated Press on June 17, 2013 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON — Police were searching for a southwestern Pennsylvania bank robbery suspect who fatally shot a supermarket customer who ran after him and was shot trying to stop the suspect near his getaway car.

South Strabane Township police say the dead man is Vincent Kelley, 46, of Washington.

He was shopping at a Giant Eagle in Strabane Square when the suspect robbed a Citizens Bank branch in the store about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police say Kelley tried to subdue the suspect but was shot several times before the suspect sped away in his car.

Police Chief Donald Zofchak says, “I certainly applaud a citizen’s efforts to help society, but you see the ramifications. It cost him his life.”

Sierra Kelley, 19, said she had planned to have a Father’s Day meal with her father, and called him a hero.

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