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Durham Police Officer on Leave after Shooting Suspect

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DURHAM — A Durham police officer has been placed onadministrative leave after shooting a suspected car thief.

The shooting occurred Sunday night when the officer attempted to pullover a car near University Ford in downtown Durham.

Police say the driver fled on foot and was shot a short time laterduring a confrontation.

The suspect is expected to live. The State Bureau of Investigation isstudying the incident.

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