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CRIME:  Police Kill Bridgeport Robbery Suspect, Another Escaped

Bridgeport convenience store, JJ Peppers Food Store, was the site of a police stand-off and shooting Wednesday morning. 

Yesterday around 1:30 a.m. a police cruiser spotted two suspects enter the store with hoods.  When they entered the store they were met with gunfire.  None of the officers were hurt.

One robbery suspect was shot immediately and the other was thought to be held up in a back storage area.  Police proceeded to surround the store and threw tear gas inside.  Upon further investigation officers discovered the second suspect had escaped.

The police have not provided further details on the 2nd suspect or where the employees of JJ Peppers were at the time of the incident.