Armed robbery suspect shot

A number of emergency response departments answered the call to a drug store robbery Friday morning where the suspect and officers exchanged gunshots. The suspect was the only person injured. Photo: AARON ROYSTER/ Miner

A number of emergency response departments answered the call to a drug store robbery Friday morning where the suspect and officers exchanged gunshots. The suspect was the only person injured. Photo: AARON ROYSTER/ Miner

GOLDEN VALLEY - A 34-year-old Golden Valley resident was shot Friday morning by Mohave County Sheriff's officers after the he emerged from a pharmacy firing shots.

Officers responded to a robbery in progress at Uptown Drug in Golden Valley at 8:54 a.m. When they arrived at the scene in the 4200 block of Highway 68, a man later identified as Cordon Lee Bauer III emerged from the business and opened fire on officers with a handgun, according to a MCSO news release. Officers returned fire and shot the suspect.

"No law enforcement officers were injured," MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said in a news release.

Bauer was immediately put on a stretcher and transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center. He was later flown to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment of gunshot wounds.

Neither the number of wounds nor his current condition is known.

University Medical Center on Saturday declined to release any information regarding Bauer's condition.

Another man was seen in the back of a squad car, but no additional details regarding why he was there are available.

"The sheriff has requested that the Kingman Police Department investigate the shooting to ensure impartiality," Carter said.

KPD did not respond to the crime scene. At least eight vehicles were on scene with members of the Golden Valley Fire Department, highway patrol officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and deputies and detectives from the MCSO.

KPD Sgt. Rusty Cooper is expected to release additional information Monday.