Exchange of gunfire between security guard, suspect after Walgreens store robbed

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Walgreens store near 27th and North Avenue on Wednesday night, November 4th.

The call for this incident came in around 9:00 p.m.

Police say a suspect entered the store armed with a handgun, and demanded money from the cashier.

The suspect fled from the store with the cash and got into a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer and drove away.

A security guard from the store followed the suspect’s vehicle before the Chevrolet Blazer crashed into a light pole near 27th and Galena.

Both the suspect and the security guard exchanged gunfire — but neither was injured.

The suspect then fled on foot.

A .380 semi-automatic gun was found inside the suspect’s vehicle.

A few hours later, officers arrested the 37-year-old male suspect at a home in the 1200 block of S. 15th Street.

MPD will present the case against him in the coming days to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

The security guard will be ordered into the District Attorney’s Office Friday, November 6th for his case to be reviewed.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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