NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA)  — A robbery suspect was fatally wounded during an officer-involved shooting after a police pursuit in North Hollywood Thursday.

The pursuit ended at Lauren Canyon Boulevard and Hart Street.

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The shooting occurred on nearby Vose Street.  Police said the man tried to escape arrest.

KCAL9’s Tom Wait reported from the scene where there was still a heavy police presence into the evening.

Police received a tip that a robbery suspect was in the area around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.  They tried to pull the suspect over but they said he refused and led them on a short chase.

It was not clear if the suspect returned fire.

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A source told Wait that there were two suspects in the vehicle. The other suspect was taken into custody. One of the men is believed to have been the wanted penny-pincher bandit.

That suspect was captured on surveillance video holding up a Canoga Park Mobil station. He helped himself to a pack of cigarettes, pointed a gun at a clerk and robbed the station of $800 and all but one of the pennies in the take a penny, leave a penny change bowl at the front counter.

Whether the penny-pincher was captured or shot this evening is unclear. But the suspect who took gunfire from police did not survive.

No officers were injured.

The suspect was in transport to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

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