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Loss prevention officer tased trying to stop robbery suspect

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Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 8:42 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs police arrested a man after they say he robbed a store with a weapon and injured a loss prevention officer.

Police say on Tuesday just after 6 p.m., officers responded to the Best Buy off of North Academy Boulevard for a robbery. They say a man attempted to steal merchandise from the store, and when he was leaving, was confronted by a loss prevention officer. Officers say a brief struggle happened, and that’s when the officer was tased by the suspect with a stun gun.

Colorado Springs officers arrived and saw a man matching the description of the suspect running through the parking lot. After a short chase, police arrested Fernandez Matthews.

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