WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say a man fatally shot by two officers following a robbery investigation was carrying an air pistol.
The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation is examining whether 25-year-old suspect Devan Desnoyers drew the pistol during the confrontation.
Police in Westlake in suburban Cleveland say Desnoyers fled from a robbery at a CVS Pharmacy Monday morning and struck a police cruiser at a busy intersection about a half-mile away.
Police say two officers fired shots. A Westlake police statement says officers provided first aid to Desnoyers at the scene. He died at a hospital.
Police have not said why officers opened fire. Police say Desnoyers might be a suspect in three other robberies of pain pills at CVS stores.
The officers who shot Desnoyers have been placed on administrative leave.