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COPY-Milwaukee police: Officer injures man who pointed gun at him

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police say an officer shot and injured an 18-year-old man who pointed a gun at him.

According to a news release, officers were dispatched at about 1 p.m. Saturday after firefighters who responded to a call for medical help discovered an "ongoing violent encounter."

When officers arrived, they searched the home for a suspect and found an 18-year-old man with a long gun.

Police say the man pointed the gun at the 50-year-old officer and the officer fired. The suspect was taken to a hospital and no one else was injured.

The officer was placed on administrative duty, which is normal protocol. Police said the teen had a criminal record.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation.

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