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Elaine Thompson / AP

Updated at 10:22 p.m. PST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three Seattle police officers were shot and injured during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who later died, after a robbery at a downtown convenience store.

Three people are suspected in the Thursday robbery at a 7-Eleven store near Pioneer Square, the city's oldest neighborhood, said Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best.

Officers chased two suspects, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, who ran from the store, police said.

The hunt for a man suspected of killing a pregnant woman and an Orlando police officer has ended more than a month after it began. Markeith Loyd was arrested Tuesday, placed in the very handcuffs once owned by Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, the officer he allegedly killed.

"I believe our entire community is going to breathe a sigh of relief at this point," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference Tuesday night. "This maniac, if you will, is off the streets of our community."

The number of law enforcement officers shot and killed in the line of duty increased sharply in 2016 relative to 2015, according to a preliminary report from The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The overall number of officer fatalities rose by 10 percent, remaining lower than the average for the previous ten years.

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Tacoma police are grieving the loss of a fellow officer who was shot to death earlier this week. Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez was responding to a suspected domestic violence case, one of the most common calls to service. 

Police in San Antonio have arrested 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McKane as a suspect in the killing of a police officer on Sunday.

McKane told reporters he wanted to apologize, according to The Associated Press; he said he was angry about a custody battle and took it out on "somebody who didn't deserve it."

A police officer was shot and killed Sunday in San Antonio in an apparent ambush-style slaying, authorities say. A suspect is still at large.

Separately, an apparent ambush the same day in St. Louis left a police officer in critical condition. A suspect in that incident was later killed.

Two other officers also were shot and wounded on Sunday — one in Gladstone, Mo., in an encounter with a suspect who was shot and killed, and one in Sanibel, Fla., during a traffic stop.