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Mount Vernon Man Slain After Alleged NYC Pharmacy Theft

New York City police shot and killed a Mount Vernon man after he allegedly robbed a Manhattan pharmacy at gunpoint.
New York City police shot and killed a Mount Vernon man after he allegedly robbed a Manhattan pharmacy at gunpoint. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- New York City police shot and killed a Mount Vernon man after he allegedly robbed a Manhattan pharmacy on Friday, May 16, according to News 12 Westchester.

Scott Kato allegedly walked into Health Source Pharmacy with a gun and demanded prescription pills and money. Authorities say they were able to find him after he fled by using a tracking device inside the bottles of pills, News 12 Westchester reported.

Police allege that Kato pulled a gun when he was found, prompting officers to open fire, News 12  Westchester said.

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