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Sep 20, 6:28 PM EDT

Nashville police officer fatally wounds suspect


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville police say a 43-year-old man has been fatally shot by police after pulling a pistol.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2d6zkcF ) reports Sandy Joe Duke of Springfield was shot just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said no officers were injured.

Law enforcement officials said Duke was a suspect in a home invasion earlier in the day in Robertson County.

Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said Robertson County sheriff's officials were able to track the suspect to Nashville.

Aaron said police located the suspect and ordered him to stop, but he fled. Aaron said officers again commanded him to stop, and he turned toward them with a pistol in hand, so an officer opened fire.

Police identified the officer as Wesley McClelland, who has been placed on administrative leave. Duke and McClelland are both white.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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