Suspect shot by customer during attempted robbery

COLUMBUS, GA  (WTVM) - A suspect is hospitalized after he was shot during an attempted gas station robbery.

Columbus police say the man was shot Saturday afternoon while trying to rob the Circle K on Manchester Expressway.

According to authorities a customer in the store shot the suspect in the chest.

We are told the suspect is in surgical intensive care of the Medical Center. He faces charges of  armed robbery once he is released .

News Leader 9 is following this story. We will have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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