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Robbery suspect wounded by Fort Worth officer

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police say an officer shot and wounded a robbery suspect who raised a firearm several times toward officers.

Police say officers dispatched early Sunday morning to a robbery call saw a suspect armed with what appeared to be a rifle inside a convenience store. Officers were also in contact with an employee hiding inside the store in a cooler.

Police say they asked the suspect to surrender several times over a speaker system. But when the suspect raised his weapon several times toward officers, an officer fired a single shot at the suspect.

The suspect was taken to a hospital.

Police were still processing the scene and hadn’t determined whether the suspect’s firearm was a rifle or shotgun.

The involved officer was placed on administrative leave.

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