Robbery suspect shot and killed by officer in Ankeny, Iowa

ANKENY, Iowa -- An officer shot and killed a robbery suspect near a gas station parking lot in the southwest corner of Ankeny.

A robbery at Hy-Vee Gas in Ankeny was reported Saturday afternoon, September 15, according to  statement from the Ankeny Police Department.  The officer found the suspect near the Kum N Go on SW White Birch, where the suspect pointed a weapon at the officer.

"The officer discharged his firearm, striking and killing the suspect," read the police statement.

Shortly before responding the the reported robbery, police had gotten a call about a suspicious male near the Kum N Go, according to the police statement.  The caller reported seeing  a male "dressed in black" and said that it "looked like a gun fell out of his pants.  Officers were responding to this call when they got the robbery report.

The person who was shot died.  He was later identified as 31-year-old Christopher Leonard from Springfield, Missouri.

The officer was later identified as Officer Todd Webb, a 12-year veteran of the Ankeny Police Department.