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Roanoke police investigate shooting by officer

by AP posted May 3 2012 10:33AM
    
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Roanoke police officer is on administrative leave while the department investigates whether he was justified in firing his gun to stop a reported carjacking.
 
    
Police Chief Chris Perkins says Officer J. Fuhrman fired a single shot early Wednesday morning to stop the driver of a stolen pickup truck as he accelerated toward another officer, D.E. Spradlin. Perkins says Fuhrman's shot hit the truck, which careened off course and smashed into a parked car and several electrical boxes.
 
The driver of the truck, 19-year-old Deanthony Jeremiah Lark, had a shotgun. Lark was charged with robbery, carjacking and assaulting a law enforcement officer.
 
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Location : RoanokeVirginia
05/03/2012 10:33AM
Roanoke police investigate shooting by officer
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