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Suspect Shot By Police At East Hollywood Walgreens After Fight

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A suspect was shot in the leg by police officers at an East Hollywood Walgreens after he fought with officers who were trying to apprehend him, reports ABC 7.

The incident, which happened at around 12:50 a.m on Tuesday, started off as a dispute between the suspect and the store manager over a check at the Walgreens by Sunset Boulevard and N. Western Avenue. Officers were later called in. When they attempted to take the suspect into custody, the suspect resisted and a fight broke out.

During the fight, an officer fired a gun and the suspect was hit in the leg. Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department described the injury to LAist as being non-life threatening. The suspect was transported to a local hospital, and an officer was treated for minor laceration wounds. The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, reports KTLA 5.

Sergeant Robert Casimiro with the LAPD told KTLA that surveillance video from the store will be used in the investigation of the incident.