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South Tucson officer on leave following shooting

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SOUTH TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A South Tucson police officer is on administrative leave after he shot a man.

Lt. Jeff Inorio says the patrol officer spotted a man carrying what looked like a shotgun Saturday. Inorio says the man ran off a short distance then turned toward the officer in a threatening manner.

Inorio says the officer shot the man multiple times. The man was taken to a Tucson hospital where he underwent surgery.

Inorio says authorities recovered a shotgun at the scene.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating the case.

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