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Updated Apr 18, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Tucson police: Suspect shot, was returning to bank

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities say a suspected bank robber was fatally shot by Tucson police after getting a box of ammunition from his vehicle.

Police also said 35-year-old Santiago Avila was a fugitive wanted in California in connection with an assault on a peace officer.

His name was released by police Friday after his relatives were notified.

Police said they received a 911 call about a robbery in progress Thursday afternoon.

Officers arrived to see a man matching the suspect’s description walking out of the bank with a handgun.

Police said he ignored commands to stop and drop the gun.

He instead went to his SUV, got a box of ammunition and began walking back to the bank’s front door when officers shot him.

Police said the man died in the parking lot.

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