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Officials: New York City police fatally shoot armed 14-year-old boy

Rookie New York police officers shot and killed a 14-year-old boy before dawn Sunday as he chased and shot at another young man, authorities said. Two recent Police Academy graduates heard gunshots around 3 a.m. in the South Bronx, authorities said, and saw 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse chasing another young man and holding a 9-millimeter handgun. One of the officers told him to drop the gun, identifying himself as a police officer, authorities said. When Douse refused, police said, one of the officers fired, striking Douse in the lower jaw. He was pronounced dead at the scene, where a 9-millimeter handgun was found. Police photos show the weapon lying on a sidewalk, covered in...

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