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Union City police fatally shoot suspect after foot chase

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Union City police officers shot and killed an armed suspect Saturday evening. The shooting happened at 10:00 p.m. on Dyer Street south of Meteor Way, after two patrol officers attempted to stop a vehicle.

The suspect got out of the car and tried to run away, but officers were able to catch up to him. Police say the man reached into his waistband and pulled out a handgun, aiming it at the officers. That's when police fired their guns and shot the suspect several times.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say they found a loaded gun at the scene.

Both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. The shooting is under investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the shooting to please call the Union City Police Department.

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