A 50-year-old Taylor man believed to have robbed a Gibraltar gas station is dead after crashing his car into a building at Debacker Lawn Care at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, while attempting to flee from police.
Trenton police received a call from a citizen that a man and vehicle matching the description of a man suspected of robbing a Sunoco, 28975 W Jefferson Ave, moments before had pulled into the Future Fuels parking lot on Fort Street.
Trenton's K-9 Unit responded to the call. As the officer pulled into the parking lot the man drove his black 2000 Ford Escort out of the parking lot and onto Fort Street at a high rate of speed according to Chief Jim Nardone.
The man crashed his car into a building at the lawn care business before the officer could begin pursuit.
"He was dead at the scene," Nardone said.
Nardone added the man was armed when he allegedly robbed the gas station at about 1 a.m., though he did not wish to comment on the weapon used in the robbery.
Evidence from the car was given to the Gibraltar Police Department.
This story was updated at about 12 p.m. Wednesday.