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Police: Commander on Administrative Duty After Shooting


BALTIMORE (AP)- Police say a Baltimore district commander will be placed on routine administrative duty after shooting a man who refused commands to show his hands.
In a statement released Tuesday, a department spokesman identified Maj. Byron Conaway, the southwest district commander and 16-year veteran, as the officer involved in Monday evening's shooting in his district.
Spokesman T. J. Smith said Conaway was headed to a community meeting when he stopped to speak to the man. Smith says the man wouldn't take his hands out of his pockets when Conaway demanded to see them. Smith says the man was shot in the leg and Conaway applied a tourniquet. A hospital spokeswoman says the 40-year-old man has been discharged.
Smith says no weapon was found on the man, who is white. Conaway is black.

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