Man suspected of killing gas station worker has died

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Posted: Jul 05, 2017 12:42 AM

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a Northern California gas station worker during a robbery has died.

The Antioch Police Department says a responding officer shot the suspected gunman Monday night at a Valero gas station in Antioch, which is 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of San Francisco.

The TV station KTVU reports (http://bit.ly/2tflyyp ) police have not publicly identified the suspected gunman, who was pronounced dead Tuesday. Police also have not said where the suspect died.

Investigators say a man asked 57-year-old Mohammed Ataie for cigarettes before brandishing a semi-automatic pistol. They say the two men struggled over the weapon before Ataie was pistol-whipped and shot in the back.

Authorities tell KTVU that Ataie died Monday.

The incident is under investigation.