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July 31, 2014

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Metro IDs officer who fired shot after becoming startled

Shooting location

Metro Police on Monday identified an officer who fired at a man last week after being startled while responding to reports of a possible prowler.

Officer Luis Norris, 39, has been with Metro since March 1996 and is assigned to the Southeast Area Command Patrol Division.

Police said officers responded to the 3900 block of East Cherokee Avenue about 8:30 p.m. June 15 and made contact with a person who reported the prowler. Officers were speaking to the person in front of an abandoned residence when a man appeared while climbing over a wall, police said.

Norris was startled by the man and fired one shot, missing him, police said. No one was injured.

Investigators interviewed the man and learned he was taking a shortcut through the neighborhood. Police said he wasn't a prowler.

The man wasn't armed and was released, police said.

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