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Police: Man shoplifting shot, grabbed officer's gun in fight

May 07, 2018 - 1:56 AM

WASHINGTON - Police say a man suspected of shoplifting from a grocery store in Washington, D.C. had struggled with an officer and was shot.

Metropolitan police tell news outlets 18-year-old Miguel Smith tried to leave a Safeway with several items he had not paid for Saturday morning. Police documents say the groceries were worth roughly $15.

Police say a special police officer tried to stop Smith and they got into a fight. Smith was trying to grab the officer's gun when it went off and he was shot in the leg. He had managed to limp away, but was taken to a hospital for treatment after police found and arrested him.

Smith was charged with theft and assault on a police officer. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

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