06/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Police Kill Suspect In 30 Robberies After He Hits Gas Station (VIDEO)

A Chicago Police detective shot and killed a man suspected in nearly 30 armed robberies after he robbed a Marathon gas station in Jefferson Park Wednesday morning.

The police detective and an FBI agent were staking out the Northwest Side gas station, which they thought fit the profile of stores the suspect targeted, as part of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, said Roderick Drew, director of news affairs for the Chicago Police Department.

Drew said that the detective and an FBI agent approached the store as the suspect was leaving it with a gun in his hand. The officers identified themselves and then the detective shot the suspect after he pointed his gun at the officers, Drew said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting took place around 7 a.m. at the gas station near the intersection of Montrose Avenue and Forest Preserve Drive.

At 8:30 a.m. police dogs and their handlers searched the Ridgemoor County Club for a second suspect who was thought to be a getaway driver, WGN 9 reported. That search was called off after evidence at the scene suggested the man was working alone, Drew said.

Drew denied a report that a second suspect had been arrested around 10 a.m.

The Sun-Times reported that EMS responded to a call but that no one was hospitalized.

Police have not yet released the suspect's name.

Watch NBC Chicago's Sky Cam coverage of the scene: