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ELKHART, Ind. - A gunman killed an employee and a customer at an Elkhart, Indiana grocery store before being shot dead by police, officials said early Thursday.

The suspect was identified Thursday as Shawn Walter Bair, a resident of Elkhart.

He had his gun pointed at a third person when officers arrived at Martin's Super Market, State Police Sgt. Trent Smith said in a press conference early Thursday.

Smith said when Bair pointed his weapon at the officers, they shot him dead.

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