Suspect Dead After Shootout with Police over Stolen Milk

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Shreveport Police Department/File

A 20-year-old man died after allegedly stealing milk Monday night then shooting at the officers who responded to reports of the theft.

Officers believe the man, Michael John Stout, was using a gun he stole from a car earlier in the day.

The Arizona Republic reports that two officers approached a Peoria, Arizona, Walmart after the theft was reported, only to take gunfire. One of the officers returned fire from outside his police vehicle and the second returned fire by shooting through his windshield.

Stout fell to the ground. The officers provided first aid to Stout but he was pronounced dead on Tuesday.

No motive was reported for the alleged theft of milk or the shots fired at police.

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