Robbery suspect arrested in Winnipeg following shootout with police

WINNIPEG -- A shootout during a police chase of a robbery suspect in Winnipeg has ended without injuries.

Police say the suspect allegedly robbed a gas station early Saturday, and fired his gun before taking off in a vehicle.

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Police say they spotted the vehicle about a half hour later and the suspect sped off, driving erratically without regard for public safety.

Officers followed, and they allege he fired his gun in their direction and that police fired back.

The chase ended at a dead end.

A 51-year-old man was arrested and police say he faces numerous charges.

Police say the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has been notified, pursuant to the Manitoba Police Services Act.


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