A convenience store clerk apparently shot a robbery suspect Thursday night near Lake Minnetonka, police said.
The robbery suspect was recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
South Lake Minnetonka Police Chief Brian Litsey says officers were called to the Lakeshore Market in Greenwood at about 10:30 p.m.
"Two armed male suspects wearing masks had just fled the market after encountering the clerk inside, who was also armed," he said. "At least one of the suspects was wounded during the encounter with the clerk."
Police searched the area with dogs and a helicopter and found one of the suspects hiding in a nearby residential area. He was still armed.
He was taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center and had surgery Thursday night. Police were unable to locate the second suspect.
Charges could be filed in the case as early as today.