German man killed in shoot-out with police

DDP/The Local
DDP/The Local - [email protected] • 25 May, 2008 Updated Sun 25 May 2008 16:00 CEST
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A 53-year-old German man is dead after a shoot-out with police in Bayreuth on Sunday.

One 49-year-old officer from the city in the German state of Bavaria was seriously injured in the incident which occurred when police noticed the man on a routine patrol when he appeared to tamper with a parked bicycle, then abruptly took out his weapon and began shooting, police said.

The man was killed when police returned fire. He and his 37-year-old colleague were in shock after the incident and unable unfit for interview, news agency DDP reported.

A police spokesperson said the man killed by the police was homeless and came from Berlin. The State Office of Criminal Investigation is searching for more details on the man’s background.



DDP/The Local 2008/05/25 16:00

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