Police: Elmwood Park Walgreens manager in custody after shooting at shoplifting suspect

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A suburban drug store manager was taken into custody after firing shots at a suspected shoplifter Saturday, police said.

It happened about 1 a.m. at a Walgreens in the 7200-block of West North Avenue in Elmwood Park.

Police said a person entered the store and took an item off the shelf and left without paying. The manager opened fire as the suspect jumped into a getaway vehicle, police said.

Investigators said about two shots were fired from a handgun and no injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Elmwood Police Department at (708) 453-2137.