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February 28, 2015

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Metro identifies man shot by officer after traffic stop

Metro Police identified the man who was shot by an officer Thursday afternoon as 31-year-old Raymond J. Duensing.

An officer conducting a patrol on Cheyenne Avenue near Michael Way stopped a vehicle after seeing it commit several traffic violations, police said.

As the officer approached, he asked the man in the vehicle to get out, then the man became agitated and didn't comply with the police commands, authorities said.

The man ran west on Cheyenne and officers went in foot pursuit of him, police said. A Taser didn't stop the man from running.

Police say Duensing tried to pull a handgun from his pants pocket. At that point one officer fired, hitting Duensing several times, police said.

Duensing was taken to University Medical Center's trauma unit, where he was listed in critical but stable condition, police said.

The identify of the officer is being withheld for 48 hours, per department policy. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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