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Man killed in Westlake CVS police shooting was carrying an air pistol

BCI says Devan Thomas Desnoyers was carrying an air piston when he was killed by police. (Source: Fairview Park Police) BCI says Devan Thomas Desnoyers was carrying an air piston when he was killed by police. (Source: Fairview Park Police)
The shooting happened Oct. 10 at the intersection of Detroit and Crocker Roads. (Source: WOIO) The shooting happened Oct. 10 at the intersection of Detroit and Crocker Roads. (Source: WOIO)
The suspect fled the robbery in a white Mazda. (Source: WOIO) The suspect fled the robbery in a white Mazda. (Source: WOIO)
Devan Thomas Desnoyers (Source: Facebook) Devan Thomas Desnoyers (Source: Facebook)
(Source: Witness) (Source: Witness)
WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) -

BCI revealed Tuesday that the armed man killed after robbing a Westlake drug store on Oct. 10 was carrying an air pistol, similar to the one pictured below.

Umarex XBG .177 DBCo2 air pistol

The man was identified as 26-year-old Devan Desnoyers, of North Olmsted.

Police said Desnoyers robbed the CVS at 30791 Detroit Road at 9:31 a.m. and fled in a white Mazda. Two Westlake police officers fired their weapons at Desnoyers as he fled. His car crashed at the intersection of Detroit and Crocker Roads.

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Officers tried to save his life but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at St. John Medical Center. 

In April, Desnoyers was arrested by Fairview Park Police. In July he was indicted on 2 counts of burglary and 2 counts of theft/aggravated theft. He was out on $5,000 bond. The indictment says that between February and March of 2016 he broke into someone's house and stole between $1,000 and $7,500.

The officers involved include a 38-year-old with 13 years of experience and a 28-year-old with three years experience.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigations is still investigating whether or not the officers saw the airsoft pistol, or if he was threatening them with it.

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