Irish policeman fatally shot trying to stop domestic dispute

October 12, 2015 3:35 AM

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DUBLIN — Irish police say one of their officers has been fatally shot as they tried to stop a man from shooting his partner in their home.

The Garda Siochana national police force says the officer died at the scene Sunday while the 24-year-old man who shot him also fatally shot himself and wounded his female partner, who had telephoned police in fear for her life. She was hospitalized in critical condition.

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