April 1, 2014

Robbery suspect killed by police had pellet gun


The weapon recovered from a home at 1527 W. Grace where a robbery suspect was shot and killed by police last week was a pellet gun, according to court documents.

Police also recovered 11 .223 shell casings, three .45 shell casings, four bullets and several pieces of a cell phone, documents say.

Police state in court documents that they began negotiating with Stephen C. Corkery over a loudspeaker at 6:30 p.m. and he communicated with them for 10 minutes through the open front door of the house before coming outside with a gun in his hand. Witness video of the incident shows police officers opening fire on Corkery within seconds of him coming outside.

Police have identified Corkery as a suspect in several of 11 recently reported armed robberies.

Five officers fired their weapons during the incident, according to court documents. Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said the officers will likely not be identified until the end of the week.

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