Robbery suspect shot by police, dies in senior care center

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Posted: Jul 27, 2016 5:53 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in suburban Phoenix shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect and say the man later died after barricading himself at a senior care center.

Tempe police didn't immediately release the man's name Wednesday.

They say he was briefly barricaded in a storage area of Westchester Senior Living, an assisted-living facility with about 160 residents.

There were no reports of any injuries to residents.

Police say they received a call from a Walgreens store being robbed by a man with a firearm who was looking for pharmaceuticals.

Officers arrived at the scene, saw a man matching the robber's description and chased him.

After a scuffle, police say a police officer fired at least one round at the man and wounded him.