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L.A. police shoot, critically wound robbery suspect in Pico-Union

March 16, 2013 | 10:02 am

Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded a robbery suspect in the Pico-Union neighborhood early Saturday after he allegedly attempted to rob a sandwich shop at gunpoint, authorities said.

Police received a call just before 2 a.m. that a gunman was demanding money inside the Subway shop at West Pico Boulevard and Albany Street, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said.  When officers arrived, they saw the armed suspect leaving the shop.

The suspect pointed the gun at the officers, who fired at him, Eisenman said. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. No officers were injured, and the incident remains under investigation.

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