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Robbery suspect in critical condition after shootout with police officer at Glendora Ralphs

May 15, 2011 | 11:26 am

Approximate location of incident. An armed robbery suspect was in critical condition after he was shot by an officer Saturday night during a shootout ata grocery store in Glendora, authorities said.

A Glendora police officer was attempting to detain the suspect in the parking lot of a Ralph’s market around 10 p.m. when the man pulled out a handgun and ran into the store, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department release. When the officer chased him inside the suspect fired at the officer, who returned fire, authorities said.

The suspect was struck once in his upper body and transported to a local hospital, where he remained hospitalized Sunday morning. The officer was not injured during the incident, and no bystanders were hurt. Neither the suspect nor the officer was immediately identified.

Officers had been searching for the suspect, about 30, for his alleged involvement in the armed robbery of a Kohl’s department store around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Glendora police. The man displayed a handgun and demanded cash from an employee working at a register, police said in a release.

Homicide detectives of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were investigating.

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Map: Shows approximate location of incident. Credit: Mapping L.A.

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