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Updated Mar 3, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Phoenix police: 2 detained after gun shop break-in

Officer involved shooting near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road after an attempted robbery at a gun shop. (Jim Cross/KTAR)

PHOENIX -- Two men are in custody and a third is sought after police interrupted a break-in of a central Phoenix gun shop Monday morning.

Sgt. Trent Crump says officers who arrived at the scene found an open door at a vacant business next door to the gun shop and a hole in the wall between the businesses.

Crump says one suspect fired a handgun as he ran away after being confronted by police and that an officer fired at him when he pointed a gun at the officer.

Crump says nobody was shot but that the suspect has a cut on his hand after he fell to the ground when the officer fired at him.

Traffic was stopped between Camelback and Missouri roads on 19th Avenue for a couple of hours but have since been re-opened.

As of 7 a.m. police had conducted the residential search and all side streets were re-opened.

The light rail was also affected, with passengers being asked to get off and a bus will take them to the next station.

By 8 a.m. it was back to running on its normal schedule.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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