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Undercover Penn. officer shot, wounded

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  • Gather as much intelligence on the perp as possible; any rumor or history of weapons or violence, or unusual demands are cues that should make you pick a more public place for the deal. 
  • The Undercover Officer or Confidential Informant must control the location. 
  • Train all your U/C officers on close quarter defense to stop a possible deadly threat. 

By  Moustafa Ayad    
Copyright 2007 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An undercover Pittsburgh vice squad detective was shot last night while chasing a suspected prostitute who was trying to run from the officer and his partner.

The wounded officer, Detective Jeffrey Smith, was in good condition last night at Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound to the side of his abdomen, said Police Chief Nate Harper, who visited with the 23-year police veteran and his wife at the hospital.

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