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Baltimore Police shooting may have been captured by body cameras

A Baltimore police officer shot a man who ran from a traffic stop late Saturday night, and the incident may have been captured by cameras the officers were wearing, police said.

The driver of a car that police stopped about 11:25 p.m. in the 1200 block of Turpin Lane in the Johnston Square neighborhood ran off, police said. Officers chased the man and one shot him in the leg.

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The man's injuries were not deemed life-threatening, police said. He will face charges when he is released from the hospital, police said.

Officers were wearing body cameras, police spokesman Detective Donny Moses said. About 150 officers in east, west and central Baltimore were equipped with cameras last month under a pilot program.

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Program policy calls on officers to turn on their cameras at "the initiation of a call for service or other activity that is investigative or enforcement in nature," and during "any encounter that becomes confrontational."

Any footage that was captured Saturday is not being released until police officials can review it, Moses said.

Police pulled the man over after receiving a 911 call reporting an armed person outside a car, Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a community event Sunday. Police said the man was armed, but they did not offer details about the weapon.

The officers were not injured. Police have not identified any of the officers involved but said they have been placed on administrative duty while the incident is investigated.

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