Armed robbery suspect shot by trooper during Walmart robbery: police

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[April 08, 2016]    (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania state trooper shot and wounded a robbery suspect armed with a shotgun who was trying to steal prescription medicine from a Walmart store crowded with shoppers, state police said on Thursday.

When confronted by the trooper, who responded to an emergency call from the store in Shrewsbury Township at around 8 p.m., the suspect raised his shotgun and fired.

The trooper pushed the barrel away and the round struck a wall. He fired back, striking the suspect in the chest, police said.

The suspect's condition was not known.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in New York; editing by John Stonestreet)

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