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Botched liquor store robbery ends in 'friendly fire' incident

A robbery goes awry at a Colorado Springs liquor store when a robber waiting outside inadvertently shoots his accomplice, who had been locked inside the shop by the owner, in the foot, police say.
/ Source: KOAA-TV

A robbery went awry Thursday night at a Colorado Springs liquor store when a robber waiting outside shot his accomplice, who had been locked inside the shop by the owner, police said.

The robber was trying to steal a bottle of liquor and leave, but the owner used a remote to lock the door of the store near Delta Drive and Hancock Expressway on the city's southeast side, police said.

The shoplifter's accomplice shot at the door in an effort to free the trapped robber, but ended up shooting his friend in the foot, police said.

Police apprehended the wounded suspect, who was treated at a hospital for a non-life-threatening injury. The second robber fled.