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Baltimore Police Finish Probe Of Officer’s Killing

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they have finished the initial investigation into the January shooting death of an officer by other officers outside a nightclub. 

The homicide section will turn over the probe to the state’s attorney for prosecutorial review. 

Officer William Torbit Jr. was on duty in plainclothes when he responded to a report of trouble at a club on Jan. 9. Police say Torbit was trying to break up a fight when he was attacked and pulled out his weapon to defend himself. Officers opened fire, killing Torbit. Police say Torbit was wearing his badge but there were no other indicators he was police. 

A 22-year-old civilian, Sean Gamble, was also killed in the shooting. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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