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Police mistakenly shoot at photojournalist

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A Des Moines police officer reportedly fired a shot at a photojournalist by mistake. 

Police were responding to a call of a man with a gun at the studios of KCCI-TV in Des Moines.  Police say KCCI workers heard loud bangs and breaking glass and called police. 

When officers arrived, they saw a man matching the description holding an object.  They thought it was the suspect so they fired a shot. 

It turns out it was KCCI photojournalist Spencer Vaughn talking with dispatchers on a cell phone.  Officers then subdued the real suspect who was allegedly throwing rocks at cars in the parking lot.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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