Robber Shot, Escapes After Family Dollar Robbery

Police said employees in the store hit the silent alarm button and a truck driver called 911

By Elvira Sakmari and Chris Van Horne
|  Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011  |  Updated 11:53 AM CDT
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Fort Worth police continue to search for a man wounded by police after he tried to rob a Family Dollar store.

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Fort Worth police continue to search for a man wounded by police after he tried to rob a Family Dollar store.

Fort Worth police continue to search for a man wounded by police after he tried to rob a Family Dollar store.

Police received a 911 call and silent alarm for a robbery at a Family Dollar store in the 6200 block of Ramey Avenue at around 7:30 a.m.

A school police officer at nearby Dunbar High School was first at the scene and was quickly joined by two other Fort Worth police officers.

The suspect ran out of the back of the store, and according to police, pointed a gun at the officers. All three officer opened fire and police say they believe they hit the suspect because there was blood.

The man fled into a nearby neighborhood and escaped in a dark color car, police say they do not know if there was a getaway car driver.

No officers were injured in the shooting, but an officer searching a vacant house injured his shoulder when he fell through the attic.

The suspect is still on the run, but the only description they have is that he's a black male.
 

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