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Liberty bank robbery suspect federally charged

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A Youngstown man already facing charges in Girard Municipal Court now faces a federal armed bank robbery charge according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

Dabraylin Hawkins, 23, is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Youngstown on Tuesday for an initial appearance.

A police officer shot Hawkins during an alleged armed bank robbery attempt in Liberty last Thursday. 

He faces charges of aggravated robbery, felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon in Girard Municipal Court.

Liberty Police Officer George Bednar told investigators that he exchanged gunfire with Hawkins during the alleged robbery attempt. Bednar wasn't injured.

When police caught up with the suspect a short distance away from the bank, Hawkins said he was injured and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

Officer Bednar has been placed on paid administrative leave which is protocol is any officer-involved shooting.

The Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation processed the crime scene and will investigate the officer-involved shooting aspect of the case.

Liberty Township Police and the FBI are investigating the attempted armed robbery.

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