Standoff between police and robbery suspect ends in deadly shoot

Standoff between police and robbery suspect ends in deadly shooting

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 HARLAN, KY (WATE) - An hours long standoff between state police and a robbery suspect ended in a deadly shooting Friday evening.

It began when the Kentucky State Police received a call on armed robbery at the Dollar General in the Coldiron community.

Officials say the suspect, Neil Saylor, had shown a handgun and was demanding money. 

Authorities say a standoff ensued for several hours as they tried to convince Saylor to turn over his weapon and surrender. 

Police say Saylor eventually became aggressive towards officers, forcing them to shoot and kill him.

A Kentucky State Police Shoot Team is now investigating the incident.

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