Fatal police officer shooting: a 72-year-old gunman
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Fatal police officer shooting: a 72-year-old gunman

Randall Vetter, a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety, stops a 72-year-old man for not wearing a seat belt. The man, Melvin Edison Hale, comes out of his car holding a legally owned .223 semiautomatic assault rifle at hip level and blasting away at the trooper. (Edited by Ben de la Cruz and Cheryl W. Thompson/The Washington Post)

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