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Police officer fatally shoots 19-year-old in Mesquite, Texas, suspect in a vehicle theft

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Police in Mesquite, Texas, say an officer investigating a stolen vehicle fatally shot a 19-year-old man who was in another vehicle. Police say in a statement that the officer saw the stolen vehicle being followed by a second vehicle and stopping at a convenience store early Thursday. Police say the officer found the stolen vehicle unoccupied and went to the second vehicle where four people were inside. Police say the driver, 19-year-old Payton Lawrence, refused to stop the vehicle and made so-called “furtive” movements before the officer shot him. Police say firearms were found inside the vehicle. The officer’s name was not immediately released.

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