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Mesa police: Officer shoots man who allegedly pointed gun

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 13:58:05-04

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Mesa police say an officer shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly pointed a gun at the officer during a foot pursuit.

Cmdr. Ed Wessing says the encounter occurred after two men in a car ran after being pulled over by police during a traffic stop Wednesday night.

According to Wessing, the wounded man was expected to survive his injuries.

No identities were released.