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Robbery Suspect Opens Fire On Police In Supermarket

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GLENDORA (AP) — Authorities say an armed robbery suspect is hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot by police in a shootout at a Los Angeles County supermarket.

The Sheriff’s Department said Sunday that a Glendora police officer was trying to detain the suspect in the parking lot of a Ralphs market late Saturday when the man pulled out a handgun and darted into the store.

As the officer chased him inside the suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire.

The suspect was struck once in his upper body.

The officer was not injured and no bystanders were hurt. Neither the suspect nor the officer was immediately identified.

Glendora police say the man was wanted for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery of a Kohl’s department earlier Saturday.

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