Armed robbery suspect shot by police outside Florida pharmacy

PALM BAY — A police officer shot an armed robbery suspect outside a central Florida Walgreens drug store.

Florida Today reports the shooting happened late Tuesday after police received a call about a masked man threatening the pharmacist. Arriving police officers saw the suspect running from the store and shots were fired.

Authorities say the suspect was airlifted to a hospital. There was no word on his condition.

The newspaper reports painkillers and cash taken from the store were strewn on the ground outside.

Police have not released the name of the suspect.

No further details were immediately available. Palm Bay police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating the shooting.

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