A busy Puyallup street closed Wednesday morning after a robbery suspect was shot by a police officers.
Police were called to an armed robbery at Denny’s restaurant in the South Hill neighborhood.
#Breaking @PuyallupPD are on the scene of an officer involved shooting on Meridian under SR 512. @JeffKIRO7 is live at 4:30a. pic.twitter.com/6v62rsKC42— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) October 19, 2016
A chase ensued – lasting only a few minutes – and ended near South Meridian and South Route 512.
Police say the suspect had flashed a gun and so an officer fired his or her weapon.
“This person is a serial robber,” said Scott Engle with the Puyallup Police Department.
The suspect is expected to survive.
He was a passenger in a pickup truck; the getaway driver crashed trying to get away from police.
The investigation concluded on South Meridian around 9:30 a.m.
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