Police shoot, wound armed robbery suspect

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Lauren Regnier

An armed robbery suspect was shot and wounded by a police officer Monday afternoon in North Minneapolis after failing to put down his gun.

Around 4:45 p.m., police had the suspect under surveillance and pulled him over on the 3800 block of Thomas Avenue N. in a car in which he was a passenger, reported KARE 11 News.

The suspect ran from the vehicle, equipped with a shotgun, reported the Star Tribune.

Police chased the suspect into an alley and ordered him to put down the gun, but he failed to do, so police shot him, reported KARE 11 News.

The suspect was taken to the hospital with noncritical injuries, reported the Star Tribune.

The officer will be placed on a standard, three-day administrative leave, reported the Star Tribune.

The man is suspected in 12 recent robberies, in which he carried either a handgun or a sawed-off shotgun, reported the Star Tribune.

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