Police: Robbery suspect hurt in fight with store employee

February 15, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a cellphone store robbery suspect was critically injured after fighting with an employee who held him until police arrived.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a statement that officers responding to a report of a robbery Thursday found employees holding a suspect on the ground. Officers discovered he needed medical attention and police say CPR was performed until he regained a pulse, then taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police say their investigation found two males entered the store and fled after one of them stole phones. One suspect fought with an employee and was held until police arrived. Police say the other suspect fled in a truck and an employee fired a handgun, striking only the truck.

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