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Baltimore Police Identify Officer Involved in Shooting

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police have identified the officer who shot a man following a traffic stop.

Police identified the officer as 49-year-old David Austin. Police say Austin has been a member of the Baltimore Police Department since 2008.

Police say Austin stopped a man driving on the 1000 block of N. Fremont Avenue in West Baltimore on Sunday afternoon for a traffic violation. Video footage shows the man pulling to the side of the road, exiting his car and charging at Austin. Police say Austin fired four shots at the man, striking him several times in the torso.

Police say several officers responded to the scene, and one of them deployed a stun gun following the shooting.

The man was taken to the hospital.

Austin has been placed on administrative leave.

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