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Man shot, killed by police in Bradenton

2:11 PM, Jun 9, 2013   |    comments
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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Bradenton have shot and killed a man they say held his girlfriend hostage and threatened an officer.

Bradenton police report the man wouldn't let the woman leave for a day and a half. She managed to escape and texted information and a photo of her battered face to a cousin in North Carolina who then contacted police.

Officers went to the home and confronted the man Saturday afternoon. Investigators say a foot chase ensued and at one point the man had a pipe and threatened an officer.

The officer shot him once, killing him.

Police have not identified the suspect.

Associated Press

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