Canton cops confront armed robbery suspects

Posted at 5:52 AM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 05:52:23-04

Canton officers fired shots after confronting armed robbery suspects at a home on 17th Street NW late Thursday. 

Police were called to the home just before 11:15 p.m. by a resident who said their neighbor was the victim of an armed robbery. 

When officers arrived, they confronted "several armed suspects," according to police. 

Shots were fired by the officers and possibly by the suspects.

After a short foot chase, one suspect was caught. 

One resident was injured and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

Police believed other suspects were still in the house, so they called the Canton SWAT Cooperative to respond. 

SWAT officers attempted negotiations but, after no response, fired several rounds of gas into the home. 

The SWAT team then entered but found no one inside.

Anyone with information is asked to call Canton police at 330-649-5800.