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Man killed, woman recovering in shooting involving officer

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Posted: Mar 6, 2011 9:29 AM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Mar 6, 2011 9:29 AM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: shooting, injured, critical, Cortana Place, officer, Baton Rouge Police

BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge police say an officer is on leave after fatally shooting a man accused of trying to run officers over outside a nightclub.

Police say 23-year-old Carlos Harris, of Baton Rouge, was taken to a nearby hospital early Sunday morning, where he later died.

The officer's name was not released.

Police say Harris was shot after he crashed into several cars in the Club Insomnia parking lot and then turned the car toward a group of officers.

He says one officer fired and struck Harris in his upper body.

The police shooting remains under investigation.

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