By CBSLA Staff

COSTA MESA (CBSLA) – A suspect was shot by police officers while assaulting a cashier during a robbery at a Costa Mesa 7-Eleven store early Thursday morning.

March 11, 2021. (County News)

The incident occurred at 4:45 a.m. in the 2200 block of Fairview Road.

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Costa Mesa police officers who were called to a fight at the store arrived to find a man with a knife assaulting the cashier, prompting them to open fire on the suspect.

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Both the suspect and the cashier were rushed to local hospitals, police said. Their conditions were not confirmed.

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A knife was recovered at the scene.