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Tampa OIS Suspect Grabbed Officer's Weapon

January 31, 2011  | 

A man Tampa Police officers pulled over for aggressive driving was fatally shot by an officer after a physical altercation with a second officer where he attempted to get ahold of a duty weapon, the Tampa Tribune reports.

The incident began when officers attempted to pull over the driver of a Toyoya Scion, who cut off a city bus, construction truck and a car.

Officer William B. Cain called for backup and eventually pulled the car over, after running the plate and determining the driver had a suspended license. After the suspect was able to get a hand on the officer's gun, Officer Scott Savitt shot him twice fatally.

Read the full story at TBO.com.

Tags: Vehicle Pursuits, Gun Grabs, Tampa PD, Officer Involved Shootings


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