Suspect shot in confrontation with police

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Phoenix Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in Central Phoenix.

The shooting happened before 9:15 p.m. Friday evening at 16th St and Thomas.

Police say they spotted the robber when an officer looked through the drive-thru window.

They say an officer struggled with the suspect outside the store, and the officer fired the suspect's weapon. The weapon turned out to be a flare gun and it was recovered on the scene.

The suspect was rushed to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury, and he's expected to be booked into jail.