Baltimore police: Man dead, officer hurt in gunfire exchange

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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 10:27 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say Baltimore police shot and killed a man after he shot one of the officers in the leg.

Department spokesman T.J. Smith said at a news conference Wednesday night that two officers encountered a man with a gun on a city street about 7:45 p.m.

Smith says the man shot at the officers, hitting one of them in the leg. He says at least one officer returned fire, and the man was shot and killed. Smith says police recovered the man's weapon at the scene.

The injured officer is a five-year veteran of the department. Smith says he was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Wednesday night.