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Hammer-wielding man fatally shot by officer in Maryland

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A Maryland man who was armed with a hammer was fatally shot by a Taneytown police officer on Christmas night, police said. Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the parents of 26-year-old Edward L. Becker Jr. called 911 and reported that their son had been drinking and was acting disorderly. Becker's father told officials that his son was smashing windows out of his truck with a hammer, according to...

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