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Man with rifle shot by Longmont police officer

Published On: May 22 2013 09:33:11 AM CDT

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LONGMONT, Colo. -

Longmont police say a 28-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot three times by a police officer after the man opened fire with a rifle.

Police say the shooting early Wednesday occurred after a Longmont police officer tried to stop a vehicle being driven without headlights. Police say the man came out shooting and the officer returned fire.

Police spokesman Jeffrey Satur says a county-wide team of authorities has been called in to review the shooting.

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