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Sparta Man Shot by Police Officer

(1/20/12) The state Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a Thursday evening incident in which a Sparta police officer shot a man. 

 The Police Department won’t release any details, but prelimiary information claims the man shot received life-threating injuries after authorities arrived at a house on the 400 block of Austin Street for a 911 hang up call about 10:10pm.  The unnamed officier wasn’t hurt, but was placed on leave as standard practice.





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