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Ark. police officer hurt, man killed in shooting

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Police say an officer was wounded and a man was killed in a shooting at a Pine Bluff residence.

Pine Bluff police say the incident occurred as officers were responding to a report of a robbery Saturday morning.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that officers were questioning three men when one of them pulled out a handgun and pointed it at one of the officers. Officials say gunshots were
exchanged, and the officer and the man were hit.

Police say the officer was wearing a protective vest, and was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

Negotiators tried to contact the wounded man after he went back inside the house, but to no avail. He was later found dead.

The names of the officer and the man weren't released.

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