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Man robs Ariz credit union, fatally shoots himself

Man robs Ariz credit union, fatally shoots himself

CREATED Jun 21, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in northern Arizona say a man fatally shot himself after robbing a credit union in Cottonwood.
Cottonwood police received a call from a Credit Union West employee shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday who said the credit union had been robbed at a gunpoint and the robber had fled on foot.
Police say the employee gave a description of the robber.
Officers later responded to a report of a man with a rifle jumping over the fence onto a homeowner's property.
Police say they saw a man running through a field and asked him to show his hands, but the man turned the gun on himself.
Authorities say the name of the 38-year-old man is being withheld until his relatives can be notified.

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