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Lynn Police Shoot, Kill Suspect In Attempted Gas Station Robbery

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Police have shot and killed a man suspected of trying to rob a gas station in Lynn, a spokeswoman for the Essex County district attorney's office said.

Chief Kevin Coppinger said 41-year-old Michael McInnis entered a gas station on the Lynnway at about 4 a.m. Tuesday with his hand in his pocket, claiming to have a gun.

The clerk said McInnis robbed the station of $150 after a violent struggle and had threatened to shoot the clerk.

Two officers responding to the scene located McInnis nearby. They said he refused to take his hands of out his pockets. The district attorney said one officer fired twice, striking McInnis.

McInnis was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

No one else was hurt.

The officers are being evaluated. Their names weren't immediately released. The Essex County district attorney's office, as well as State Police detectives assigned to the office, are investigating the shooting.

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