Armed suspect shot during Hendersonville chase, police say

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) — Officials say a man who drew a gun during a foot chase was shot by a Hendersonville police officer.

The law enforcement department said in a news release an officer responded around 12:23 a.m. Monday to a person showing off a handgun outside Hannah Flanagan’s on N. Main Street. 

Police say the suspect, identified as  36-year-old Robert Gregory Robinson II, refused to follow the officer’s instruction.

Robinson ran down 3rd Avenue and into Edwards Alley. Police say he drew a gun at some point, prompting an officer to draw his service weapon and shoot Robinson in the shoulder.

Despite being shot, police say Robinson continued to run.

He was captured and taken to a hospital.

Police say his injury is not life threatening.

The officer was not hurt.

Robinson has been charged with possession of a stolen firearm, altering or removing a serial number from a firearm, and possession of a firearm by felon, according to police.

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