ALAMEDA - An off-duty Alameda County Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a gunman and may have wounded a second suspect inside a grocery store in Alameda during an attempted robbery late Thursday night, according to Alameda police .

At 10:32 p.m., Alameda police received 911 calls reporting an armed robbery in progress and gunshots fired inside Bonfare Market, located at 1505 High St.

Officers arrived on scene and made contact with an off-duty Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy who had been shopping inside the store when the robbery occurred, police said.

Oakland police learned that two masked male suspects entered Bonfare Market armed with guns.

According to police, a confrontation occurred inside the market and the deputy feared for his safety, and the safety of the store's employees.

The deputy fatally shot one of the armed suspects and may have also shot the second suspect, police said.

The second suspect fled the area and is wanted by police.

Police have searched the surrounding area and are checking local hospitals for the suspect.

Neither the store employees nor the Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy were injured, police said.

Detectives are in the process of interviewing witnesses. Crime Scene Specialists are collecting evidence and processing the scene, police said.

According to police, suspects using a similar method of operation robbed the Bonfare Market on July 10.


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According to police, the area surrounding the store will be closed until about noon today. High Street between Central Avenue and Liberty Avenue will be closed while the investigation continues.