Police shoot armed robbery suspect

BERRIEN COUNTY- Mich.-- Police shot and killed an armed robbery suspect Friday night.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, Niles Police received a call about a robbery in progress at the Long John Silver’s at 1015 S. 11th St. in Niles.

Officers from the Niles City Police Department, Michigan State Police and Berrien County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.

“Officers arrived and immediately surrounded the building,” said Jim Millin, Chief of Police.

According to Millin, officers surrounded the building and saw the suspect was inside the restaurant with a handgun, and that’s when the confrontation began.

“Subject stepped out the back door, saw the officers, went back in, and then a few moments later, came out the back door again, and engaged the officers, shots were fired, and the suspect was hit,” said Millin.

Officers from both the Niles Police Department and Michigan State Police fired at the suspect.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Eddie Macon Jr.

Macon was transported to the hospital where he died from gunshot wounds.

No one else was injured.

The names of the officers involved have not been released.

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