Puyallup officer shoots ‘serial robber’ after chase, police say

The suspect had robbed a restaurant and was chased by officers before being shot, police said.

A man suspected of robbing a restaurant early Wednesday was shot by a Puyallup police officer after brandishing a weapon during a chase, authorities said.

Officers responded to reports of a robbery at a restaurant when they began chasing a suspicious vehicle speeding out of a parking lot, police said in a statement.

The suspect left Highway 512 at South Meridian Street and crashed, police said.

When officers moved in to take him into custody, he brandished a weapon and an officer with the Puyallup Police Department opened fire, police said.

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Police said the man had serious but not life-threatening injuries. They also said the suspect was a “serial robber” and had committed other robberies in Puyallup and Pierce County.

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