- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say an officer shot a man he stopped on the street after the man repeatedly refused commands to take his hands out of his pockets.

Spokeswoman T.J. Smith says the shooting occurred about 7:10 p.m. Monday in the southwestern part of the city. He says the officer was on his way to a community meeting when he stopped at an intersection to speak to a man.

Smith says, the man refused repeated commands that he show the officer his hands. He says during the encounter the officer shot the man in the leg.

Smith says the officer immediately began first aid and applied a tourniquet to the wounded man’s leg. The man was taken to a hospital, where, Smith says, he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries


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