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Hamden robbery suspect shot by police officer

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HAMDEN -

A police officer investigating reports of a robbery at a convenience store in Hamden shot and injured a suspect.

According to police, an officer was flagged down by a witness at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and told there was a robbery in progress at Krauszer's Food Stores.

Police say the suspect fired first and the officer returned fire.

No officers were injured.

The suspect, identified as K'waun Cole, 31, of Hamden, ran and was found hiding under a parked car about an hour later suffering from two gunshot wounds.

Cole was taken to the hospital and later released to the custody of police.

He is charged with attempted murder and held on $1 million bail.

It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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