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KOKOMO, Ind. (June 12, 2015)– A female is dead after an attempted armed robbery at the Casey’s General Store in the 1500 block of South Dixon Road in Kokomo.

Police responded to a report of a robbery in progress just after 5:30 p.m. Friday. The caller told police a female was robbing the store at gunpoint.

An unidentified ten-year Kokomo Police Department veteran responded to the scene and ordered the suspect to drop her gun. Police say the suspect turned the weapon toward the officer and the officer fired shots, hitting the female.

She died at the scene. No further information about the deceased female was immediately released. No other injuries were reported.

The name of the suspect is being withheld pending notification of her family.

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