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A 9 mm semi-automatic handgun lies on the concrete in a New York City housing project stairwell on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Officers responding to screams in the building stairwell encountered a man armed with the weapon. The man was shot and critically wounded when he pointed the gun at police instead of obeying their order to drop it. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

A 9 mm semi-automatic handgun lies on the concrete in a New York City housing project stairwell on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Officers responding to screams in the building stairwell encountered a man armed with the weapon. The man was shot and critically wounded when he pointed the gun at police instead of obeying their order to drop it. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

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