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Man dies in Palau after being shot by police

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KOROR (RNZ Pacific/Pacnews) — A man has died in Palau after being shot by police who had arrested and handcuffed him.

At 2:15 a.m. on Sunday two police officers responded to a report from a woman saying rocks had been thrown at her car.

A Bureau of Public Safety statement said the police found three young males, one of whom was identified by the woman as the alleged rock thrower.

The statement said the person was handcuffed but his companions then began arguing with police.

Four more males from across the road are then said to have joined the confrontation.

Back-up was called and the group was told to stop approaching.

After three oral warnings a single shot was fired by one of the officers which hit the handcuffed male. He eventually died in hospital.

Police are continuing investigations with a final report being prepared for submission to the appropriate authorities.

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