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Armed Robbery Suspect Shot by Police in Riverside

A robbery suspect armed with a handgun was wounded Monday night in an officer-involved shooting in Riverside.

The shooting occurred about 7:45 p.m. in the area of Van Buren Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, according to Riverside Police Department Sgt. Brian Smith.

The suspect was wanted for a robbery that occurred in Yucaipa, in San Bernardino County, about 12:30 p.m., Smith said.

He was pulled over by either California Highway Patrol officers or San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies for a traffic stop in Riverside but fled on foot into a half-mile-long drainage culvert, Smith said.

About 7:45 p.m., he emerged from a manhole armed with a handgun and an officer-involved shooting occurred, Smith said, adding that Riverside police were not involved in the shooting.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, but an update on his condition was not immediately available.

There were no reports of injuries to officers or deputies.

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