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SWAT Officers Shoot Robbery Suspect
COLUMBUS (Ben Garbarek) -- Officers shot a man involved in robbing a Family Dollar.
It happened at around 8:45 p.m. o the 900 block of S. James Rd.
Police say the suspects robbed the Family Dollar and fled. When SWAT officers tried to stop them, one of them tried to run off with a gun, and officers shot him. The 17 year-old suspect is in critical condition at Grant Medical Center.
SWAT has been following the group of five suspects for weeks. The group is suspected of robbing about a dozen places across Columbus.
The other four people involved in the robbery are in police custody. Three of the five suspects are 17 year-old boys. A 23 year-old man and a 30 year-old woman apparently are also involved. Police say all five suspects have criminal records.
The names of those involved weren't immediately released. All of them are being charged with aggravated robbery and could face more charges as police try to link them to other recent robberies.
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