Robbery suspect found dead after Longview shootout

An armed robbery suspect was found dead after a shootout with a police officer in Longview.

The Oregonian reports the suspect is believed to have robbed a market about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A witness reported seeing him drive off in a dark pickup.

Cowlitz County sheriff's Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig says an officer spotted the truck and chased it for about three miles when it blew a tire.

The man ran off, firing at the officer, who returned fire. Rosenzweig said the man was last seen alive.

The Lower Columbia Swat Team searched the area and found the suspect dead, about 100 yards from the truck.

Sheriff's detectives are investigating.