ORANGE — An Essex County sheriff's office detective shot and killed a bank robbery suspect who police said was armed with a handgun.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says there was a report of a robbery Thursday evening at a PNC Bank branch in Orange near the NJ Transit station.

Authorities say two detectives from the Essex County Sheriff's Office were in the area and spotted the suspect, who had a gun.

The prosecutor's office says the suspect ignored the commands of the detectives and one of the detectives shot him. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not yet been released.

Authorities say they recovered the suspect's weapon and a bag containing proceeds from the robbery.

The investigation is ongoing.

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