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Suspect in car theft shot, injured by Denver officer

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DENVER (AP) - A suspect in a Denver car theft was injured when he was shot after reportedly pointing a gun at a police officer.
    
Denver and Aurora police are investigating.
    
Police Lt. Matt Clark says the 19-year-old suspect was hit in the lower jaw and shoulder. He was treated at the hospital and arrested on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle theft, felony menacing and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
    
The officer, who was placed on paid administrative leave, responded after a witness reported seeing someone steal a car.
    
Clark says the officer ordered the suspect out of the car. The suspect put the vehicle in reverse, but ran into a fence. Clark says the suspect was driving toward the officer and had raised a handgun when he was shot.

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