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Witness: McDonald's robbery was like something from a movie

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(WMC-TV) - Investigators are not yet releasing the identity of the McDonald's robbery suspect shot and killed by police officers Thursday.

Detectives say they are still trying to identify the man through his fingerprints.

A witness who asked not to be identified said the scene was like something out of a movie.

He was across the street when he saw employees and customers running from the fast food restaurant.

Within moments, he saw police cars speed up to the scene.

"A few minutes later the robbers came running out the door on the right side. The two officers pursued them," he described the scene. "Once they got to the wooden fence over there, I started hearing shots, about seven or eight shots, that's what I heard."

Memphis police say one of the alleged robbers turned toward the pursuing officers with his handgun, at which point they then shot and killed him.

No one else was injured but three other suspects got away.

"These young guys need to learn to work for their money. And quit trying to, you know, runnin' and robbin' people," said the witness. "I know his family is feeling bad for him, but he put himself in that. He did that to himself."

The two officers are on paid leave, which is standard procedure.

Police say they are investigating all possibilities in the robbery.

If you can help solve it, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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