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Baltimore police shoot armed suspect

Baltimore police are investigating an incident in which officers shot and wounded an armed suspect Monday evening in East Baltimore.

Police said no officers were injured in the incident, which took place around 4 p.m. in the city's Eastern District, between the Madison-Eastend and Biddle Street neighborhoods.

Around 4:15 p.m., police on Edison Highway said officers saw a man in a black Toyota, matching the description of both the suspect and vehicle involved in multiple armed robberies on Monday. The vehicle then led police to a dead end in the 2800 block of Chase Street. There, the suspect tossed an item from the car.

Police ordered the man out of the car before he drove at officers, who opened fire.

The suspect was able to drive the vehicle to the corner of Loneys Lane and E. Monument Street, where police arrested the man. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His condition wasn't immediately known.

Police recovered a loaded gun from the suspect.

Police closed off the 2800 block of Chase St., and Edison Highway at Madison Street, and warned motorists that traffic delays may impact the evening rush hour.

The man is suspected to have robbed or attempted to rob the Forman Mills & Food Depot in the 2500 block of Belair Rd., the CVS in the 3300 block of Belair Rd. and Rainbow in the 3900 block of Erdman Ave, police said.

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