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Cleman Richerd Sweptson, Jr. was killed after shooting at a police officer in SE

3:18 PM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man was shot dead by police after he fired at the officer, police said. 

According to a preliminary investigation, 34-year-old Cleman Richerd Sweptson, Jr. of SE who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics fired at an officer with a handgun, prompting the police officer to shoot back, police said. 

Police said the incident occurred at approximately 3:04 a.m. today on the 2500 block of Sheridan Road, Southeast. The Metropolitan Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is still conducting the investigation. 

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