HENDERSON (FOX5)-- Henderson Police shot and injured a robbery suspect during a foot pursuit Tuesday night. 

The shooting happened on 1400 block of North Boulder Highway, near Barrett Street, around 9 p.m. Aug. 6 after officers responded to a reported robbery.

According to a release sent out by HPD, an officer was waived down by two convenience store employees, saying the store had just been robbed. The responding officer spotted a suspect fleeing the area and began a foot pursuit.

The 15-year-old suspect was shot in the arm and was taken into custody, according to police. The suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital.

No officers were injured during the incident, Henderson police said. This was Henderson police's third officer-involved shooting for 2019.

The officer involved was placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. Henderson police said the officer's identity will be released after 48 hours, per the department's policy.

Anyone with any information was urged to contact HPD at 702-267-4911 or 311. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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