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April 18, 2015

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Metro Police officer responding to domestic call shoots, wounds man

A Metro Police officer shot a man in the leg while responding to a domestic violence call Sunday night at the Hollywood Park parking lot.

Police said a woman called dispatch about 10:20 p.m. and said her ex-boyfriend had beaten her and damaged her vehicle. Police found the woman and man inside her car at 1600 S. Hollywood Boulevard, officials said.

Police removed the woman from the car and began speaking to her ex-boyfriend, officials said. In the midst of the conversation, the officer shot the man in the leg, police said.

It was not clear what prompted the shooting.

The man was transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured.

The officer was placed on paid administrative leave while police investigate the incident.

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  1. Huh...

    "In the midst of the conversation, the officer shot the man in the leg, police said."


  2. 'It was not clear what prompted the shooting.'

    This is disturbing.

    How many police officers are on paid administrative leave for shooting people now? Is there a count?

  3. Shoot first - ask questions later.


  4. Details incomplete 'cause details are not yet available. Shot in the leg is hardly an aim-to-kill shot so perhaps there is more to the story. We don't even know if the man was still sitting in the car or standing, talking to the officer.