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Ex-Spokanite dies in Mo. police shootout

A former Spokane man with a 2006 arrest warrant for felony theft died in a shootout with police in Missouri last month.

Lonnie Eugene Moore, 41, died March 29 after he shot at a police officer after being pulled over on a freeway near Kansas City and the officer returned fire.

The Kansas City Star reported Saturday that Moore's extensive criminal history includes several convictions in Western Washington.

His years in Spokane were mostly quiet, though he was wanted on a $10,000 warrant for attempted theft after a security guard at Holy Family Hospital spotted him trying to break into a vehicle, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Moore was the prime suspect in seven Kansas City-area bank robberies beginning last July.

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