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Man shot as he attempts to flee armed robber

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

A 44 year old man is shot after after an attempted armed robbery early Sunday morning. Rockford Police say the male victim was approached by the suspect while at the intersection of Benton St. and N. Longwood St. Police say the suspect demanded money, and the victim then fled from the suspect and was shot in the process.

Police say they were called to a local hospital where they found the victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police describe the suspect as a male in his 20's with a full beard.

This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

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