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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

February 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Man shot in November by Tacoma police dies

— From The Associated Press:

A man shot by Tacoma police during a traffic stop in November died yesterday after he was taken off life support at a hospital.

KOMO-TV reports the death of 18-year-old Austin Welling was confirmed by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police say Welling had been pulled over on suspicion of driving a stolen car Nov. 27. When the officer got out of his patrol car Welling put his car into reverse and attempted to run over the officer.

 Police spokesman Mark Best says the officer fired several shots, hitting the driver.

 The officer was not hurt.

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