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Durham Police Officer on Leave after Shooting Suspect

Posted April 14, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

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

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

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

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