Cops Shoot, Wound Suspected Burglar Outside 99 Cents Store

Police were wounded as was the suspected burglar in the confrontation on Saturday night outside 99 Cents Store

By Jason Kandel
|  Sunday, Nov 25, 2012  |  Updated 4:19 PM PDT
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Police shot and wounded a burglar at a 99 Cents Store who police say attacked them with a wooden object, officials said on Sunday.

Two officers suffered minor injuries in the attack that happened at 10:30 p.m. Saturday outside a 99 Cents Only store on Victory Boulevard and Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, police said.

They were not hospitalized.

The burglar was at a hospital in stable condition.

His identity was not immediately released.

The officers were called out to the store on a burglary call.

Once there, the officers spotted a man believed to be a burglar trying to run away.

They shot him during a foot chase when they say he picked up a “wooden object” and attacked them, said LAPD spokesman Cleon Joseph.

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