Mpls. police shoot, wound robbery suspect

6:35 AM, Dec 6, 2011   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Police say an armed robbery suspect who failed to put down his weapon was shot by an officer Monday afternoon.

Around 4:45 p.m., officers from the Robbery Unit and the Special Operation Division were conducting surveillance detail on a man suspected in numerous armed robberies in the city, as well as other city's in the metro.

Police pulled over a vehicle, in which the suspect was a passenger, in the 3800 block of Thomas Avenue North. When the vehicle stopped, the suspect allegedly got out armed with a shotgun and ran from the scene.

Authorities say officers chased the man to a nearby alley where they ordered him to drop his weapon. The suspect apparently did not comply and one officer fired his duty weapon. The suspect was taken to an area hospital with what was described as a non-life threatening wound.

The Minneapolis Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs are investigating the incident.

The officer is placed on standard administrative leave.

Names of the suspect and officer have not been released.

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