Robbery suspect in custody after firing shots

Updated: Mar. 4, 2018 at 6:11 PM EST
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A robbery suspect is in custody after exchanging gunfire with a West Palm Beach police officer.

West Palm Beach police say the adult suspect robbed the Bud's Chicken and Seafood restaurant (7912 South Dixie Highway) at gunpoint at 2:52 p.m. Sunday.

An officer located the suspect, who fled when confronted by the officer at 24th Avenue N. and N. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth.

Police say the suspect brandished what appeared to be some type of pistol and fired at the officer. The officer returned gunfire.  No one was struck by any rounds.

The officer was able to apprehend the suspect, who is in custody.

Detectives continue to investigate the robbery and shooting scene.

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