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Officer Fires Upon Suspect In Gas Station Robbery

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An image from the scene (credit: Kevin Hartfield)

An image from the scene (credit: Kevin Hartfield)

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AURORA, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — Authorities are investigating after a police officer fired upon a suspect in an armed robbery of an Aurora gas station.

Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson said in a news release the suspect, identified only as male, robbed the Bradley gas station on North Havana Street at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Minutes later, he was spotted by police and refused to obey the officer’s orders.

Carlson says shots were fired, and the suspect was struck. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

“About mid-block in the 700 block of Ironton, the suspect runs into a backyard; witnesses hear the officer giving commands,” Carlson told CBS4. “Shot were fired by the officer striking the suspect.”

The officer was not injured.

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