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Xenia police shoot video-store robber

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an armed robbery suspect was wounded in a shootout with Ohio police that also left an officer injured by either flying glass or gunfire.

It happened in Xenia, near Dayton, on Tuesday night when a man with a.45-caliber semi-automatic pistol tried to rob a GameStop store.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports that the robber took a store employee hostage and forced her to drive off. Officers said he stopped the car and ran off, firing into a police cruiser that cut him off.

The man was hit once in the ensuing gunfight and hospitalized in unknown condition. The officer hit by either glass or gunfire suffered a laceration to his arm. He was treated at a hospital and released.

No names have been released.

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