Police have ended a standoff at an Oakland Walgreens store where a California Highway Patrol officer was shot this morning and a robbery suspect was killed, spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said.Thomason said a store manager flagged down a CHP patrol car shortly after 1 a.m. to report an armed robbery in progress at a Walgreens at 5055 Telegraph Ave. As the CHP and Oakland police arrived at the Walgreens, the suspect exited the store and gunfire was exchanged, Thomason said. A CHP officer was shot several times, and the suspect was killed. The officer was taken to a hospital and is said to be in stable condition. After the shooting, three Walgreens employees remained inside the store and police surrounded the building, unsure of whether there were more suspects inside. At about 5:30 a.m., the three employees were taken out of the building and police began to search the store. Thomason said it appears the danger has passed, but said streets in the area will likely remain closed while the investigation continues. Walgreens spokesman Robert Elfinger said the company will hand over any surveillance footage of the robbery to police.”We’re cooperating with their investigation and we’re going to be giving them any images and anything else they need,” he said. A second robbery was reported at a Walgreens store at Telegraph Avenue and 34th Street several hours after the first robbery attempt.Thomason did not yet have details on that case.
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