One shot, one arrested after robbery at convenience store

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TULSA, Okla.- A teenager was shot and another man was taken into custody during a standoff with police overnight in Tulsa.

Police say two suspects, who were armed with handguns, walked into a convenience store around 8 p.m. Sunday.

They demanded cash and cigarettes before leaving the area.

A witness followed the men to the Mohawk Manor apartment complex and called police.

Officers surrounded the apartment and ordered the people who were inside to come out.

Two men, who were not the suspects, told officers there were still two other people inside the apartment who fit the description of the accused robbers.

Police say one of the suspects, a 17-year-old, came out of the apartment several times with a handgun before going back inside.

Investigators say at one point, the suspect started walking toward officers and refused to drop the gun.

Instead, they say he raised it in their direction.

He was shot once in the chest and rushed to an area hospital for surgery.

At that point, the second suspect refused to come out of the apartment and would not answer the phone.

Officers with the Tulsa Special Operations Team shot a chemical into the apartment, which forced him to come out around 1:30 a.m. on Monday.

Authorities say 20-year-old Juan Carlos Alvarez was arrested for armed robbery.