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Cincinnati officer kills a shotgun-wielder

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a 22-year-old black man in a gunfight early Friday.

Police said the unidentified man, armed with a shotgun, fired first at officer Thomas Haas, who is white. The officer was not injured.

The shooting in a West Side neighborhood was the latest incident in a rash of violence that has hit Cincinnati since three days of rioting in April over the killing of an unarmed black man by a white officer.

As of Thursday, a total of 73 shootings since the riots had left 85 people wounded or killed, compared with nine shootings and 11 victims for the same period last year.