Furniture Store Owner Shot During Robbery Attempt

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    Authorities are investigating after a would-be robber shot a New Haven furniture store owner in the leg when the owner refused to pay up, police said.

    Police said that just before 5 p.m. Monday, a robbery suspect walked into New Haven Furniture Plus at 296 Whalley Avenue and demanded money.

    The store owner refused and the suspect shot at him, according to police.

    Police said he was shot once in the leg. His injuries are not life threatening.

    New Haven police are investigating the incident. It’s not clear if they have identified a suspect or are following leads.