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Officers, suspect in deadly shooting ID'd

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Boynton Beach police have identified the suspect and officers involved in a shootout Tuesday that left the suspect dead.

A Boynton Beach officer was rushed to the hospital and later released after his department says two officers were forced for fire their guns on a man that was shooting at them.

Calvin Wallace, 52, of Boynton Beach, was shot and killed by Officer Eric Reynolds and Officer Chris Munro during a shootout that unfolded at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Northeast 9th Avenue.

"This was someone trying to kill Boynton Beach police officers," said Stephanie Slater, spokesperson for the police department.

Slater said the incident began at about 4:45 p.m. when officers were alerted to be on the lookout for a red car with a white top.

Inside that vehicle, they say, was someone possibly connected to an armed robbery at a Chase bank in Delray Beach.

Reynolds and Munro spotted Wallace's vehicle on Federal Highway minutes later and took extra precautions to pull it over, Slater said.

Investigators said Wallace crashed into an elderly woman's car on NE 9th Avenue and Railroad Avenue, opened the driver's side door of his red Lincoln town car and opened fire on Reynolds and Munro.

"The person inside the car began shooting at our officers," said Chief Matthew Immler. "Our officers, two of them, heroically got out of their vehicles and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, killing him."

When officers determined that it was safe to approach Wallace's vehicle, Slater said they pulled him from the car and onto the ground and began to render first aid until Boynton Beach Fire Rescue arrived.

Slater said Reynolds was shot in the foot and was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He was released late Tuesday evening and is expected to make a full recovery.

"That's all we want is to get home safely," said Slater. "I think this shows how dangerous this job is."

Reynolds and Munro are on paid administrative leave, standard protocol anytime a member of law enforcement discharges his or her weapon.

Evan Axelbank and Dan Corcoran, WFLX contributed to this story.

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