Man killed trying to rob courier outside casino in Pinetop

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PINETOP, AZ (AP) -

The FBI says a man has been fatally shot after allegedly trying to rob an armored car outside a casino in Pinetop.

Authorities say the armored car was making a courier stop in front of the Hon-Dah Casino about 10 a.m. Monday when a man approached the cash carrier and sprayed her with a chemical irritant.

The FBI says the cash carrier then drew her weapon and fired, killing the suspect.

FBI spokeswoman Jill McCabe says the suspect's name is being withheld until his family can be notified.

The cash carrier was treated at the scene. Her name hasn't been released.

McCabe says Pinetop police, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Navajo County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident.

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