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FWPD: Officer shot armed man near Hoagland Avenue

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Fort Wayne Police say an officer shot an armed man today after he refused to drop his weapon. 

Officers first responded to the 400 block of Poplar Street about 1 p.m. Wednesday when a woman told 911 dispatchers that a man pulled a gun on her. 

Police say officers found a man matching her description nearby on Hoagland Avenue. They say he refused to follow instructions and pulled out a weapon, prompting the officer to fire. Police say they're still investigating whether the man fired at officers. 

The man was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an Indiana State Police investigation, which is standard in police shootings. 

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