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Man shot by Fayetteville police officer dies

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Fayetteville police officer has shot and killed a man and state police are investigating. Fayetteville Police Lt. David Sportsman said early Friday that an officer responding to a report of shots fired about 9 p.m. Thursday came upon a man stumbling in the middle of a road. Sportsman said when the officer tried to question the man, he fired at the officer. Sportsman said Officer Michael Yount returned fire. The man was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating, standard procedure when an officer is involved in a shooting incident. Yount is being placed on administrative duty. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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