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Jun 21, 2010 6:59 AM

Teen shot by New Orleans police

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Authorities say three New Orleans police officers have been placed on administrative leave following the shooting death of a teenager.

Police say officers were responding to a call of shots fired Sunday night when they were directed to a man carrying an assault rifle.

Investigators say officers confronted the teen and demanded he drop the weapon. Police say the suspect allegedly pointed the rifle at the officers and they fired several times hitting the suspect.

Deputy Superintendent Marlin Defillo tells WWL-TV that officers recovered the fully loaded rifle and also found a loaded, semi automatic pistol nearby.

The names of the officers and the victim have not been released.

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Information from: WWL-TV, http://wwltv.com

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