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Officer Shoots Man Pointing Replica Gun at Him

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    Officer Shoots Man Pointing Replica Gun at Him

    A Rhode Island police officer has shot a man investigators say pointed a replica gun at him.

    North Providence police said Monday that officers responded to a home at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday for reports of a man threatening to harm himself.

    The man, identified as 32-year-old Richard Solitro, was gone by the time officers arrived, but soon returned.

    Police say Solitro got out of his car holding a gun, refused commands to drop it, and pointed it an officer.

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    Officer Mathieu Florio then fired several rounds, striking Solitro. He was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

    Police recovered a "true to scale" replica of a 9mm pistol.

    The encounter remains under investigation and Solitro is expected to face charges. Florio was placed on paid leave.

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