Police wound suspect in fire fight

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.

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