Posted: Jul 13, 2013 9:18 AM by Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix police officer shot a robbery suspect in the face after he tried to reach for the officer's gun.
It started early Saturday when three people allegedly stole alcohol, cigarettes and doughnuts from a convenience store and then drove away in a minivan. They headed down an alley before driving through a fence and then fleeing on foot.
As the suspects hid, police Sgt. Steve Martos tells KNXV-TV that one of them tried to reach for an officer's gun and the officer fired.
Martos says the suspect is in critical condition at a local hospital.
Officers also used a police dog to take into custody one of the other suspects who was hiding.
No other details were released.
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