Man Admits to Robberies That End With Fatal Police Shooting
A suburban Kansas City man has been convicted in a string of armed robberies that ended with police fatally shooting another suspect.
The U.S. attorney's office says 23-year-old Deonte Collins-Abbott, of Grandview, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a conspiracy to commit robbery and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He faces 25 years in federal prison under a plea deal.
The robberies came to an end in March 2016 when Collins-Abbott and two others stole money and prescription cough syrup from a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Missouri. Court records say one of the other robbers, 22-year-old Jermon Seals, of Shawnee, Kansas, was shot after pointing a gun at officers outside the store.
Collins-Abbott and the third suspect were caught after a foot pursuit.