Bank Robbery Suspect Shot, Killed by Police

December 12, 2008

Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, December 11, 2008; 10:13 AM


One after another, people began calling police yesterday, telling them a suspicious man was running through their neighborhoods in McLean and Arlington County. Their 911 calls led three Fairfax County police officers to a man suspected of robbing a bank minutes earlier, and when he disobeyed their commands to drop his gun, the officers shot and killed him, police said.

This morning, Arlington police identified the dead man as Hailu Brook, 19, of McLean.

The suspect had started running when his getaway car skidded off wet pavement in McLean, police said. He crossed into Arlington and was shot behind Williamsburg Middle School, they said.