Armed robbery suspect, shot by police in Lynn, has died

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

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 officers ordered the man to take his hands out of his pockets.

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

Coppinger said the suspect entered the Gulf gas station, claimed he had a firearm and became violent with the clerk.

The suspect 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.

As of 9 a.m., the northbound side of the Lynnway was open but the southbound side remained closed for investigation.

Coppinger said the shooting is an open, active investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with 7News for updates.

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