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Officer kills man suspected of stealing gun from store

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Police say an officer has fatally shot a man who was suspected of stealing a semi-automatic pistol from a gun store in western Michigan.

The shooting happened Wednesday night in the Grand Rapids-area community of Wyoming.

Police say the pistol was stolen from the gun store on Wednesday evening and the 25-year-old man was confronted by an officer about two hours later because of what looked like a gun in his back pocket.

Police say the man took out the gun and pointed it at the officer.

Police say the officer then fired at the man, whose name wasn't immediately released.

The officer was placed on paid administrative leave.

Wyoming police say the officer acted in self-defense.

The Kent County sheriff's department is investigating.

Prosecutors will review the case.

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