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Laroy Brown Identified as Robbery Suspect Killed by Sheriff’s Deputy in Alameda

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An armed robbery suspect who was fatally shot by an off-duty Alameda County sheriff’s deputy at an Alameda convenience store on Thursday night has been identified as 42-year-old Laroy Brown of Oakland, police said today. According to Alameda police, Brown and a second suspect, both wearing masks and carrying guns, entered the Bonfare Market at 1505 High St. at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday but were confronted by the deputy, who happened to be at the store reading a magazine.

Police said the deputy feared for his safety and the safety of the store’s employees so he shot both suspects. Brown was killed but the second suspect escaped, police said. Alameda police Lt. Ted Horlbeck declined to say today if the second suspect has been arrested. But he said a person of interest in the incident is being held in custody on an unrelated charge

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