Robbery suspect pulls gun, police shoot him

Officers responded at 7:40 p.m. to a call reporting an attempted robbery at a Walgreens, said Capt. Steve Crawshaw with Fayetteville police.

The male suspect was still inside the store in the pharmacy area when officers arrived, Crawshaw said. The man pulled out a firearm as officers approached him, and an officer immediately shot the suspect.

The robbery suspect, who is believed to be in his 30s, was taken into custody and then transported to Grady Hospital. His name was not released, and his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, Crawshaw said.

Officers from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department also responded to the call, but neither the name or the agency of the officer who shot the suspect have been released.

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