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D.C. police: Officers shoot man after he pulled gun

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 7:48am  ET

WASHINGTON - D.C. police say they shot and wounded a man in a neighborhood just north of Howard University in Washington after the man pulled out a handgun.

Police say three plainclothes police officers were patrolling near Georgia Avenue and Kenyon Street NW around 11 p.m. Wednesday when they approached a man holding his side. The man ran away from the officers, and police pursued him. Police say the man pulled out a handgun and one officer fired his weapon and struck the man several times.

Police say the man was conscious and breathing when transported to a hospital.

No officers were injured. The identity of the man who was shot has not been released.


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