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Teen girl killed after police say she robbed postal worker, pointed gun at officers

March 28, 2023
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A teenage robbery suspect was fatally shot by police and an officer was injured in Lakewood Monday afternoon, the Lakewood Police Department said.

Police said the shooting happened in the area of Alameda Avenue and Owens Street. Multiple Lakewood Police officers were responding to a report that two teen girls had robbed a mail carrier at gunpoint in the 400 block of South Oak Street, police said.

Several items were taken, but police did not say what those items were. The mail carrier was able to get to a neighbor’s house and call 911 and was not injured, according to police.

Responding officers found one of the suspects at a Grease Monkey about a block away, police said. Police initially said that the suspect fired shots toward the officers. Later Monday night, they revised their statement to say that the suspect pointed her gun at them. They’re still investigating whether she fired any shots.

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