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Police try to make case shooting of teenager was justified

Police try to make case shooting of teenager was justified

Two guns were placed on the table in front of the podium in the Baltimore Police Department's media briefing room. One was a Beretta 92FS, the other a Daisy PowerLine Model 340. The latter is BB gun, but it is almost indistinguishable from the former.

The Daisy was in the hand of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin when police chased him in East Baltimore. They shot him twice, once in the shoulder and once in the leg. This particular police-involved shooting had a tragic irony to it that was not lost on Police Commissioner Kevin Davis: It...

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