UPDATED: Alleged Armed Robber Killed in Car Crash at Trenton Business

Trenton Police Chief Jim Nardone said the crash happened early Wednesday morning.

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.

Monica May 16, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Kelly Grignon May 16, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Sad to see any situation end fatally (thank goodness no innocent bystanders were hurt in the process) but I'm thankful the police were near by and able to respond so quickly. Our police force has always had a strong presence in the city and has been able to keep to quick response times. I hope it continues to stay that way.
William Riley May 17, 2012 at 06:33 PM
I have no sympathy towards this man in that he was a major threat to others. I too am glad no one else was hurt, but as a result of his crash, we have removed a preditor from our streets, avoided a trial (as it seems people like this always seem to plead not guilty, despite overwhelming evedence against them), and don't have to pay his upkeep in prison for however many years he gets. May God have mercy on his soul!


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