Robbery suspect ID’ed after being shot by police

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied a rob­bery sus­pect who was shot by of­ficers after he al­legedly pulled a sawed-off shot­gun on them Nov. 30.

Nich­olas Pros­cia, 24, of Magno­lia, Del., was crit­ic­ally wounded on Nov. 30 near Levick and Vandike streets, po­lice said Tues­day.

Last week, po­lice said of­ficers had spot­ted a man at 10:37 p.m. who matched the de­scrip­tion of a rob­ber wanted for a Dit­man Street stickup that had oc­curred about a half-hour earli­er. That man, this week iden­ti­fied as Pros­cia, tried to elude po­lice, but then turned to­ward them with a sawed-off shot­gun, po­lice said.

Of­ficers fired on Pros­cia sev­er­al times and wounded him.

Po­lice said Pros­cia had held up two men on the 6300 block of Dit­man at 10:13 p.m. and got $500 from him. The men called 9-1-1, and po­lice broad­cast a de­scrip­tion of the rob­ber. Po­lice said the vic­tims iden­ti­fied Pros­cia after of­ficers shot him.

Pros­cia is fa­cing as­sault, weapons and theft charges. ••

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