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Video Extra: Officer exchanges gunfire with store robbers

Posted at 7:54 AM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 09:54:38-04

New Orleans police released videos of an armed robbery that injured an officer.

Surveillance footage shows two suspects exchanging fire with police in a CVS store last week.

An officer’s body cam shows him entering the store holding a gun in his hands.

He spots the suspects before gunfire breaks out and the officer is hit.

Body cam videos then show the suspects running out of the store as the shooting continues.

The footage ends with both of them falling to the ground.

Both suspects were arrested at the scene after being injured.

They’re now facing attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and other charges.

Investigators say the incident started when the suspects tied up pharmacy workers in an effort to steal prescription drugs.

The wounded officer was listed in stable condition.