Suspect Shot By Deputy in Pharmacy

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County Sheriff's officials say a deputy shot and wounded a robbery suspect inside a pharmacy with an employee just a few feet away.

The man, who has not been identified, is expected to survive. Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos says he was holding what was later determined to be a replica firearm when a deputy fired a single shot at him on Tuesday.

Deputies had been called to the CVS pharmacy in Carmichael around 5 p.m. on a report of a robbery in progress. Arriving deputies were told the suspect was still inside.

Ramos says they spotted the man holding what appeared to be a handgun in a secure area for employees. He was shot in the upper body after allegedly refusing orders to drop the object.

No one else was hurt.

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