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Update: Armed robbery suspect in custody, accused of pistol whipping store clerk

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Jan 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-12 23:00:49-05

SLC standoff apts

SALT LAKE CITY – Authorities have identified a suspect after he allegedly went into a business near 540 N. 500 W., Quetzal Imports,  pulled out a handgun, fired shots into the air and pistol whipped an employee.

The man has been identified as 36-year-old David Busbee. He was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and fleeing.

At approximately 12:34 p.m., Busbee walked into Quetzal Imports and fired a round into the ceiling, according to a probable cause statement.

Police say Busbee admitted he was going into the store to rob it.

The probable cause statement indicates Busbee admitted to firing a round and had two guns on him during the robbery.

Afterward, Busbee left the scene and headed home where he discovered two officers waiting for him.

The probable cause statement indicates Busbee gunned the car, parked it then ran isdie his house to hide from police.

During the search for Busbee, officers surrounded the Heather Ridge condos near 4001 S. 300 East where they said they believed the suspect was hiding Monday afternoon.

Crews also closed 300 East at 4500 South to search for the suspect.

Check back with Fox 13 for the latest updates.