WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) –
A man suspected of robbing a Westlake CVS was shot and killed after police said he fled the scene of the crime.
Two Westlake police officers fired their weapons at Devan Desnoyers as he fled. Police said Desnoyers, 26, robbed the CVS at 30791 Detroit Road at 9:31 a.m. and fled in a white Mazda. His car crashed at the intersection of Detroit and Crocker roads.
A witness described hearing four to five shots, a pause, and then several more. Another witness said that the person in driver’s seat was shot and was pulled from the car by First Responders.
Officers tried to save the man’s life but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at St. John Medical Center.
In April Desnoyers was arrested by Fairview Park Police. In July he was indicted on 2 counts of burglary and 2 counts of theft/aggravated theft. He was out on $5,000 bond. The indictment says that between February and March of 2016 he broke into someone’s house and stole between $1,000 and $7,500.
According to the court docket, he did not show up to a pretrial on Sept. 13 and there was a warrant for his arrest.
The officers involved include a 38-year-old with 13 years of experience and a 28-year-old with three years experience.
A weapon that is either a firearm or a very realistic-looking replica was recovered at the scene, police said. A third officer’s cruiser was struck by the Desnoyers’ vehicle during the incident; that officer was also uninjured.
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