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February 28, 2012
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NY cop escapes injury in gun battle

One shot struck Officer Thomas Richards's gun belt, but the bullet was deflected by a spare ammunition magazine

By Joseph Goldstein
The New York Times Blogs

NEW YORK — A police officer shot and wounded an armed gunman early Monday during a running gun battle that spanned several blocks across the Lower East Side, the police said in a statement.


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