Man police killed was Clack. robbery suspect

Man police killed was Clack. robbery suspect

Credit: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Man police killed was Clack. robbery suspect

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Posted on February 19, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 4:32 PM

PORTLAND -- A man shot by police on a Portland hospital campus Sunday evening was wanted for a bank robbery in Clackamas last Friday, police said.

Police were called to the report of a robbery at about 5 p.m. Friday to the Wells Fargo Bank at 12072 SE Sunnyside Road, in Clackamas, according to Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Adam Phillips.

Surveillance photos (above) helped investigators later identify 50-year-old Merle Mikal Hatch as the robbery suspect, Phillips said. Hatch had been released from the Sheridan Federal Detention Facility on February 12, and was listed as a fugitive when he failed to report to his halfway house.

Hatch was killed Sunday night in an officer-involved shooting at Portland Adventist Medical Center, after police were called to the report of a man with a gun on the grounds.

Background: Man shot by police at hospital was fugitive, robbery suspect

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