Man Dead After Officer Involved Shooting

Suspect killed by officers after robbery

By Greg Janda
|  Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 10:07 AM CDT
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A man believed to have robbed two people at gunpoint is dead after a chase and officer involved shooting in Dallas.

Ken Kalthoff, NBC 5 News

A man believed to have robbed two people at gunpoint is dead after a chase and officer involved shooting in Dallas.

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A man believed to have robbed two people at gunpoint is dead after a chase and officer involved shooting in Dallas.

Dallas police attempted to stop 26-year-old William Banks, who they say was wanted for robbery of two individuals at gunpoint at Levine's department store on Buckner Blvd. around 2 p.m. on Monday.

The victims of the robbery identified the suspect's vehicle, which was found by other officers. Police pursued the vehicle after Banks refused to stop.

The man traveled to an apartment complex at Lake June and St. Augustine, where he left the vehicle and ran away from police.

According to Dallas police, officers followed Banks around to a laundry room in the complex, where they were confronted by the suspect and his weapon. Multiple officers pulled their weapons and fired at the man, killing him.

No officers were injured and Dallas police say they have not determined if the suspect was able to fire his weapon.

Property from the victims of the robbery was recovered in the suspect's vehicle.

A police records search for William Banks showed multiple prior convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a charge of possession of a controlled substance, and a charge of theft of property between $500 and $1500. Banks served 5 years for his last offense and was released in 2010.

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