Armed robbery suspect shot in gunfire exchange with security guard near Charlotte arcade, two others wanted

Armed robbery suspect shot in gunfire exchange with security guard near Charlotte arcade, two others wanted
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened near the AIA Arcade on East Independence Boulevard around 10:20 p.m. (Source: Taylor Simpson | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police say an armed robbery suspect was shot after a gunfire exchange with a security guard near an arcade in Charlotte late Thursday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened near the AIA Arcade on East Independence Boulevard around 10:20 p.m.

CMPD says three male suspects robbed the arcade. Officials say at least one of the suspects was armed with a firearm.

As the suspects left the arcade and were in the parking lot, police say shots were fired by both an armed security guard and by at least one of the suspects.

One of the robbery suspects was shot. Police say the security guard was not injured.

The suspect who was shot was later dropped off at a hospital by an unknown individual(s) where he is being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The other two suspects have not been located. CMPD is investigating the armed robbery.

Independence Shopping Center robbery suspects
Independence Shopping Center robbery suspects (Source: CMPD)

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911.

The public can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visiting their website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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