Crime

Man robs T-Mobile store at gunpoint then shoots himself as officers move in, cops say

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A man who had robbed a Miami-Dade T-Mobile Tuesday evening later shot and killed himself after officers tracked him down in Coral Gables, police said.

According to police, a call reporting an armed robbery at the T-Mobile store at 7000 SW Eighth Street came in just after 9 p.m.

When officers arrived, they determined that a man had entered the store and took merchandise and cash and fled.

By using some of the merchandise, officers were able to track the suspect to Coral Gables, police say.

Miami-Dade police officers tried to stop the man at Salzedo Street and Alcazar Avenue.

“Before officers were able to take the subject into custody, the subject shot himself with his own weapon,” police said in a news release.

The man was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital where he later died.

No other information was immediately available.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.
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