St. Pete Police Shoot Suspect Fleeing From Robbery

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg shot at a car as it sped away from a tobacco shop where an armed robbery had taken place.

Authorities say one suspect was shot in the leg Thursday evening. Three juveniles — including one suspect who was left behind at the tobacco shop — were charged with armed robbery.

Police say the store’s owner called 911 to report a robbery. As police officers were arriving, two suspects ran out and got into a vehicle. They sped away after hitting another car in the parking lot. The officers followed and one fired several times after a suspect pointed a rifle out of the window in the officer’s direction.

The getaway car then struck a police vehicle, injuring an officer. The suspects were eventually taken into custody.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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