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Stockton pharmacist shoots at armed robber

4:32 PM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA - A pharmacist shot a robber first after being ordered to the ground and told to hand over the business's money Thursday.

The shooting happened at Stockton Pharmacy on East Main Street around 1:30 p.m., Stockton police Det. Joe Silva said.

It wasn't clear if the armed gunman was hit because he immediately ran from the scene. A wounded man was located a short time later in north Stockton, but it wasn't clear if it was the same man, Silva said.

Silva said the man was taken from the scene by a waiting vehicle.

Because the pharmacist feared for his life and the safety of others in the business, he was not out of line shooting first, Silva said.

By Tim Daly, tdaly@news10.net

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