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Monday, November 15, 2010

NC officer kills man who came at him with bat

11-15-2010 North Carolina:

SALISBURY, N.C. — A Salisbury police officer has shot and killed a man who investigators say beat his father with a bat before threatening the officer.

The Salisbury Post reported that 46-year-old James Richard Brown was killed Saturday after police say he ignored Officer J.R. Cable's command to drop his bat and instead went after the officer.

Cable is on administrative duty while the shooting is investigated by state police.

Brown's father was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Brown has a long criminal history dating back to at least 1982 and including convictions in North Carolina for assault, drunken driving and drug possession. He also has a couple of assault convictions that have him on sex offender registries in North Carolina and Florida. ..Source.. by

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