Armed robbery suspect shot by police in Lynn dies

LYNN, MA (WHDH) - An armed robbery suspect who was shot by police in Lynn early Tuesday morning has died.

Police identified the man as 41-year-old Michael McInnis, of Malden.

The shooting happened at Shepard Street on the Lynnway shortly before 4 a.m, after a Gulf gas station clerk called 911 to report a robbery. Lynn Police Department Chief Kevin Coppinger said the suspect entered the Gulf gas station, claimed he had a firearm and became violent with the clerk. Police said McInnis got away with $150 in cash.

Coppinger said officers ordered McInnis to take his hands out of his pockets. While McInnis allegedly told the gas station clerk he was armed, it is unclear if he actually was.

“He refused to do, continued to come at the officers, they moved back…eventually one of the officers fired his weapon,” said Coppinger.

McInnis was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No police officers were injured but two officers did go to the hospital as part of a standard procedure in shooter situations.

Police spent the morning trying to gather surveillance video and putting markers down along the Lynnway, which was closed for most of the early morning rush hour commute.

Coppinger said the shooting is an open, active investigation.

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