Armed man shot, killed in attempted robbery of Cash and Carry in Tukwila

 An armed gunman who attempted to rob a store on Andover Park East Saturday evening was shot and killed by Tukwila Police officers as he left the store, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

Tukwila officers surrounded the Cash and Carry store in the 200 block of Andover Park East at about 7:30 p.m., after an employee inside the store called 911 to report a masked man armed with a pistol was attempting to rob the store, according to Officer Mike Murphy, a spokesman for the Tukwila Police Department.

As the man came out, still armed with a gun, shots were fired and the man was hit, according to Murphy. No officers or bystanders were injured.

Officers rendered first aid to the man until medics arrived; the man died at the scene.

No information was immediately available about the man.

Detectives from the Valley Investigation Team, a multi-agency team that investigates officer-involved shootings, is investigating. The Tukwila officers were placed on administrative leave until cleared to return to duty, which is standard procedure, according to Murphy.

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