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Man shot by police after chase

THE BALTIMORE SUN

An incident that started with a routine traffic stop last night in Baltimore's Waverly section ended with a driver shot by a police officer after allegedly brandishing a shotgun, city police said.

An officer had attempted to pull over a car for a minor traffic violation in the 2800 block of Greenmount Ave. about 10:15 p.m. when it sped away. The officer took up pursuit while radioing the car's description and route of escape to backup units, police said.

Minutes later, in the 3000 block of Frisby St. at Montpelier Street, the car collided with a marked police cruiser, slightly injuring two officers, police said.

Another officer was walking toward the damaged suspect car with his service weapon drawn. When the driver displayed a sawed-off shotgun, the officer shot him in the upper body, police said.

The wounded driver was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His name and condition were not available early today.

The two injured police officers were taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center.

The shotgun was confiscated, police said.

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