Officer shoots robbery suspect outside Atlanta mall

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ATLANTA (AP) — A police sergeant foiled an armed robbery and shot one of the suspects outside of one of Atlanta's largest malls, authorities said Saturday night.

Two suspects were arrested after they tried to rob someone in a parking garage outside of Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta police said in a statement.

A witness who saw the robbery occurring had flagged down a police sergeant, Deputy Chief Jeff Glazier told news outlets. The sergeant then shot one of the suspects who refused to drop his gun twice, the police statement said. The injured suspect was in serious but stable condition.

Even though the altercation occurred in a parking garage, social media footage showed terrified shoppers scrambling for cover inside the mall.

No officers were injured and the robbery victim was unharmed, police said.

Police did not release the names of the two suspects, but said they appeared to be in their early 20s.

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