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Police kill rifle-wielding man at Ohio Wal-Mart


BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a man in a southwest Ohio Wal-Mart store reportedly waved a rifle at customers, including children, and was fatally shot by police when he wouldn't drop the weapon.

The man shot Tuesday night at a Wal-Mart in a Dayton suburb was identified Wednesday by Beavercreek police as 22-year-old John Crawford of Cincinnati. He died at a hospital.

It's unclear why Crawford had the weapon in the store. A statement from police didn't address Crawford's motives or provide further details about him.

Authorities say a customer also died after suffering a medical problem during the evacuation of the store. Police identified her as 37-year-old Angela Williams of Fairborn. No one else was injured.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan says the company is working with investigators.

State investigators will review the shooting.

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