Armed robbery suspect shot by Columbia police
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Columbia police say two officers have shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect.
Police Chief Randy Scott said the suspect was shot after a short chase. Scott says the officers had ordered 46-year-old Gregory Johnston to stop several times. Scott said the officers fired after it appeared Johnston was drawing a gun from a pocket.
Johnston was in good condition in a Columbia hospital.
Scott said a man went into the store and threatened customers and a clerk before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one in the store was hurt.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating. The officers are on paid administrative leave.