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Suspected robber shot, killed at Long John Silver's in Niles

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An Elkhart man was shot and killed by police following an attempted robbery at the Long John Silver's in Niles.

The Niles Police Department says they responded to an armed robbery call about 11:00, Friday night. Officers from the Niles City PD, Michigan State Police, and Berrien County Sheriff's Department were positioned around the business three officers entered the restaurant through the front door.

As the officers made their way through the business they confronted the suspect, 39-year-old Eddie Macon, Jr., armed with a handgun near the back of the restaurant. As the officers approached Macon, he exited out the back door at which time he engaged the officers positioned there. Officers from the Niles City PD and Michigan State Police discharged their weapons, striking him. Macon was taken to the hospital where he died.

Macon's handgun and an undisclosed amount of money from the business were recovered at the scene.

The Michigan State Police Crime Lab and 5th District Headquarters are assisting in the investigation. The identities of the officers involved are not being released at this time.
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