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Man Killed In Officer-involved Shooting

(Kelso, WA)  --  Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a gas station in Kelso.  Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies say a transient who was accused of shoplifting yesterday morning at the Flying K on First Avenue and West Main later returned to the store and starting swinging a walking-stick-type weapon at the clerk and a customer.  A Kelso police officer who responded, John Johnson, shot the suspect to death.  Authorities say the suspect was well-known to Kelso police.

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