Armed robbery suspect shot by Columbia police

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 11:55 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Columbia police say two officers have shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect.
 
Police Chief Randy Scott said the suspect was shot after a short chase Monday afternoon. Scott says the officers had ordered 46-year-old Gregory Johnston to stop several times. Scott said the officers fired after it appeared Johnston was drawing a gun from a pocket.
 
Johnston was in good condition in a Columbia hospital.
 
Scott said a man went into the store and threatened customers and a clerk before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.
 
No one in the store was hurt.
 
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating. The officers are on paid administrative leave.
 

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