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Clearwater police: Car thief dead after owner fires gun

CLEARWATER — One man is dead after the owner of a car fired shots at the thieves who were stealing it Monday night, police said.

The unidentified car owner reported the theft, at the Bank of America at the corner of Belcher and Belleair roads, to police around 8 p.m. The car owner also fired shots at the thieves, Clearwater police said.

Shortly thereafter, the stolen car arrived at Mease Countryside Hospital, where an occupant was pronounced dead, according to police. It was unclear if the person died of gunshot wounds.

No additional information was immediately available.

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