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NYPD Officer Shoots Robbery Suspect Who Waved Gun at Partner

April 03, 2010  | 

A NYPD officer shot and killed a serial-robbery suspect in Brooklyn on Thursday, after the man approached a car with three plainclothes officers and began waving a gun, the New York Times reports.

As one of the officers grabbed the gun from Michael Romero, 32, officer Tara Hayes, 30, exited the vehicle and fired a fatal shot into the man's shoulder.

Romero has an extensive criminal record and, at the time of the shooting, was carrying two handguns and a gallon-size bag of marijuana.

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