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United Kingdom

1 March 1998

Press Association (UK)

A man shot dead by a police marksman after being mistaken for a burglar with a handgun was in his own flat and armed with a fake gun, it emerged tonight. Michael James Fitzgerald was killed by a single bullet to his chest. Mr Fitzgerald, 32, single and unemployed, was surrounded by four police firearms officers after a member of the public dialled 999 to report a burglary in progress on Thursday. Mr Fitzgerald was spotted struggling to get into his own flat at the... (

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