TORRANCE ( — Torrance police responding to a burglary alarm at a jewelry store say they have shot and wounded a suspect.

The confrontation in front of Morgan’s Jewelers on Hawthorne Boulevard occurred about 6:15 a.m. Sunday.

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“Upon arrival, officers observed forced entry into the business, located a suspect and an officer involved shooting occurred,” police said in a department statement.

The suspected burglar was taken to the hospital after being struck in the hand.

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He has since been released and was taken to the police station for booking.

It’s unclear if the suspect was acting alone.

No officers were injured.

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