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Accused bank robber killed by Colorado officer identified

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Coroner has identified the man accused of robbing a bank who was shot and killed by a police officer as he fled the scene.
    
The Denver Post reports that 25-year-old John Bazemore III was pronounced dead on Friday after being shot in an alley.
    
A woman who was in the area during the incident said she saw a man wearing a gray ski mask over his face walking out of the ANB Bank. She says he was followed out by two men who screamed that the bank had been robbed.
    
A Denver police officer chased the man down an alley, yelling orders to stop. The officer then fired several shots, killing Bazemore.
    
A gun and evidence from the robbery were found near Bazemore.


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