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Florida officers fatally shoot Georgia murder suspect

April 3, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say police in Florida have fatally shot a Georgia murder suspect.

Tampa police say officers killed 41-year-old Timothy Wyatt after a chase Sunday evening.

Police say officers were on the lookout for Wyatt, who was believed to be in the Tampa area and wanted for a killing near Atlanta. A police statement says an officer spotted Wyatt’s vehicle, began a pursuit and that chase ended with Wyatt firing on the officer.

It says a police helicopter continued tracking Wyatt and directed patrol officers to him. Police say Wyatt got out of his vehicle and began firing at officers and tried to carjack a woman when four officers fired at him.

Wyatt died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Wyatt was black. Authorities didn’t release the officers’ races.

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