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Fatal police shooting investigated

November 29, 2005

Tallahassee, FL -- Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Thomasville teenager by police.

Officers shot and killed 17-year-old John Hayes Saturday morning off High Road in Tallahassee. Investigators say he was hit in the back while reaching into a car that had been stopped for discharging a weapon in public.

Police had used verbal commands and a Taser unsuccessfully on Hayes. They say a gun was found in the car, but will not reveal what type or whether it was located where the teen was reaching.

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