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Man fatally shot after slashing Baltimore officer

Saturday - 8/18/2012, 5:40pm  ET

BALTIMORE - Baltimore police say an officer shot and killed a man who slashed another officer in the face while they were investigating a burglary complaint.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL-mee) says the shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Guglielmi says the officers got a 911 call for a possible burglary and found a man on the third floor of a vacant building. He says the man lunged at the first officer, cutting him in the face. The other officer fired several shots, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital.

City police have shot 10 people this year, killing eight. Last year, Baltimore police shot 14 people, five of them fatally.


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