NEW YORK (AP)U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called for legislation that would make penalties for pharmacy robberies tougher following last week’s deadly hold-up at a drug store in Manhattan.

Schumer called for passage of the Safe Doses Act at the Harlem drug store on Saturday.

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The bill is awaiting a vote by the U.S. Senate.

A retired police lieutenant fatally shot a masked gunman when he burst from the pharmacy Thursday. The suspect pointed a revolver at responding police officers.

Suspect Wyatt Rudolph, 23, was wanted in at least two other shootings.

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Rudolph had apparently tried to fire his gun during the exchange, but the revolver jammed, police said.

A second suspect who slipped away during the confusion was still being sought in connection with the robbery.

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