Two police officers shot it out with two robbery suspects in Peñas Blancas near the Nicaragua border Sunday night.
Officials said that the two officers appeared to have broken up a possible stickup at a gasoline service station, and at least one of the suspected robbers began firing. Officers returned fire and wounded one of the men in the leg. A second individual fled, they said.
Police officer Luis Chavarría Bello suffered a bullet wound to the right knee, said officials. The officers confiscated a 9-mm. pistol, they added.