October 31, 2014
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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