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Capitol Police shoot, kill man near Capitol campus
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07/16/2009 01:19 AM
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. Capitol Police shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon, near the Capitol campus, a Capitol Hill Police spokeswoman said.
After Capitol Police stopped him for a routine traffic stop, the unidentified man fled in his Mercedes-Benz, Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said.
As he drove away, the man struck an officer on foot, who sustained minor injuries, she said.
The man then drove the wrong way down a one-way street and injured another Capitol Police officer who was on a motorcycle, she said, adding that the second officer's injuries also were minor.
The suspect crashed into the side of a police cruiser on another street, Schneider said. She did not provide many details on the crash, only that authorities had not intended for the cruiser to be in the suspect's path.
The suspect eventually stopped on that street, Schneider said, where he produced a handgun and ignored police commands to drop it.
Police then shot the suspect, killing him, she said.
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