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Northern California police officer shoots man who police say was carrying gun


RICHMOND, California — A Northern California police officer has critically wounded a man authorities say was carrying a gun on a city street.

Richmond police tells the Contra Costa Times ( ) the officer was investigating a report of a suspicious person when he confronted the man Thursday.

Lt. Mark Gagan says it's not clear how many shots total were fired or if the man fired his weapon. He says the officer shot the man multiple times.

He says both the officer and the wounded men are Hispanic.

Officer-involved shootings have become a relative rarity in Richmond.

The death of a man in September was the first fatal police shooting since 2007. It sparked community outrage because the man unarmed.

Information from: Contra Costa Times,

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