1 dead, 4 arrested in Houston armored truck robbery sting

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Posted: Dec 08, 2016 9:20 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say one gunman was killed and four others were arrested when they attempted to rob an armored truck that contained officers carrying out a sting operation.

Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters Wednesday that the gang that tried to rob the truck is suspected in other armored truck robberies, including some that resulted in the deaths of three guards over the last two years.

Houston police worked in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies in the sting operation Wednesday.

Three suspects were apprehended and a fourth fled but was later arrested. A fifth man was positioned nearby with an assault rifle and began firing on officers. He was killed in an exchange of gunfire.