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Police release surveillance photos of Gilbert Pizza Hut shooting suspect

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Posted at 3:31 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 21:49:29-04

GILBERT, AZ — Police have released surveillance photos of a man wanted in connection with a shooting and attempted robbery at a Pizza Hut yesterday.

Officers responded to the restaurant near Baseline and Power roads around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a shooting. Police say the suspect walked into the store and pulled out a handgun. He shot an employee and then ran off, according to the Gilbert Police Department.

The images released by police show the suspect wearing a black t-shirt with a design on the front, a black hat, tan cargo shorts, black gloves and red tennis shoes. Police say the suspect has tattoos on both forearms.

The employee suffered a non-life threatening injury and has been released from the ICU but remains hospitalized, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity is asked to call Gilbert police at 480-503-6500.