A fleeing bank robbery suspect shot at an Auburn police officer Wednesday and suffered a gunshot wound.
Officers responded to a robbery call about noon at KeyBank, 1 E. Main St., near the police station, police spokesman Cmdr. Steve Stocker said.
The reported getaway car stopped nearby and an Auburn officer on a bicycle saw the armed man running west down an alley near Second and D streets southeast, Stocker said.
The man fired at the officer, who returned fire, Stocker said. The officer wasn’t hit
The man then went out of the officer’s view and another gunshot was heard, Stocker said. The man was found on the ground in the alley, where medics treated him.
It was unclear whether the man was shot by the officer or wounded himself.
He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His condition was unknown.
Stocker said evidence from the car the man was riding in tied him to the bank robbery.
Stocker said it is unknown whether the robbery is related to a Saturday robbery of an Umpqua Bank branch nearby.