Attempted Armored Car Robbery on Georgia Avenue

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011  |  Updated 7:57 PM EDT
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Possibly four suspects tried to rob an armored truck driver at a CVS on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington.

Pat Collins

Possibly four suspects tried to rob an armored truck driver at a CVS on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington.

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An armored car guard exchanged gunfire with at least one person in an apparent robbery attempt in northwest D.C. Wednesday morning.

At least two people tried to rob the vehicle outside a CVS Pharmacy in the 6500 block of Georgia Avenue near Underwood after the armored guard exited the store, police said.

A man shopping inside the CVS told News4 he heard gunshots and glass shattering. The witness told News4 when he walked outside the pharmacy, he saw two types of shell casings on the ground, indicating at least two firearms were involved in the incident.

Francis Watkins, another witness, said she saw the armored car guard running after the two suspects in the CVS parking lot.

A suspect suffered a gunshot wound to the head, police said. The suspect's accomplice dropped him off at Washington Hospital Center to seek treatment, then ditched the car on the ramp to the emergency room after wiping off fingerprints, sources said.

Police found a gun in the car, News4's Pat Collins reported.

Police are talking to two other potential suspects and searching two residences connected to suspects.

The getaway driver is not in custody. The wounded suspect is in critical condition.

Check back with NBC Washington for more updates as they become available.

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