Slain man suspected in Kansas City robbery identified

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | 8:16 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City police have identified a suspected bank robber killed while fleeing from police.

Police on Tuesday identified the suspect as 55-year-old Dennis Watson of Kansas City.

He was shot Monday after a holdup at a Central Bank branch east of downtown.

Police said a man that looks like Watson was captured on bank surveillance demanding money before he fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A police helicopter kept the man in sight while an officer and detective pursued the man on the ground.

They opened fire after the man fumbled with his waistband and tried to get behind a car. Police also said the suspect said he was going to kill the officers.

Police said Watson did not have a gun.


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