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Man Fires Several Rounds at WA Officer

Man Fires Several Rounds at WA Officer

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The AP via YellowBrix

December 24, 2009

SPOKANE, Wash. – A man fired several rounds at a Spokane police officer early Wednesday, mising the officer but hitting his patrol car.

The shooting happened as the officer, who has not been identified, was guarding the scene of an earlier shooting, where an 18-year-old man was injured.

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The officer was not injured. Later in the day, patrol officers found a stolen Chevy Suburban that they believe was driven by the shooter. They continued to search for the man with the help of a police dog.

Police believe the gunman may have been involved in an attempted car theft about 20 minutes before the Suburban was stolen.

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