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WA man in stable condition after cop shooting

Associated Press - July 5, 2008 6:25 PM ET

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A man is listed in satisfactory condition at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver after being shot by police.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the man was shot early Saturday after attempting to run over officers in his SUV.

Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Schanaker says Vancouver police responded to a call about three party crashers - two men and a woman - about 2 a.m.

Schanaker says the trio had left in a Ford Bronco by the time police arrived, but the driver of the Bronco stopped and let out his two passengers.

Schanaker says the Bronco then refused to respond to emergency lights and authorities set up two road blocks. He says instead of stopping, the man tried to run over officers and they fired their weapons at the Broncos.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on leave pending an investigation. Their names were not released.

The name of the man has not been released.

Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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