BROOKLYN - (AP) - New York City police say an off-duty cop shotand killed an armed robber during a hold-up at a Brooklyn autoshop.

The officer was getting his car repaired when two men came intothe shop and yelled they were robbing the business. One pulled a.45-claiber handgun. The officer identified himself as police, andshots were fired.

Police say the armed suspect was struck in the neck and droppedthe gun, but the second suspect picked it up and fired beforefleeing the scene in a SUV. The first suspect was pronounced deadat the scene. Police are searching for the second suspect.

The officer wasn't injured. Uniformed officers responded shortlyafter the incident.