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Robbery suspect wounded by LAPD officers

June 24, 2010 | 10:07 pm
A robbery suspect was critically wounded when he was shot Thursday morning in a confrontation with Los Angeles police who had watched him as he allegedly robbed a check-cashing store in San Fernando, authorities said.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Investigation's Section tried to apprehend the man at a condo complex after they saw him leave the check-cashing store in the 12900 block of Foothill Boulevard, police said. The officers had gathered information that the armed suspect was believed to have taken $900 from the store, said Capt. Kevin McClure, commander of the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division.

During the confrontation at the condo complex, several officers fired rounds, striking the suspect. McClure declined to provide details about the shooting, citing an investigation into the incident.

The man was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery. His name and age were not released.

--Joel Rubin.