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Baltimore Police: police car fatally strikes man

Sunday - 10/14/2012, 7:39pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - Police in Baltimore say a man is dead after being hit by a police vehicle in route to the scene of a reported shooting.

Police say the vehicle had turned on its lights and sirens after getting a call to respond to a shooting Sunday morning around 1:30 a.m. The vehicle hit a man in the 900 block of East Patapsco Avenue.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi identified the man as 41-year-old Leondionas Dias Perez. Guglielmi says Perez was from South America.

Police say Perez was transported to a hospital where he died. An investigation is ongoing.


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