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Officer, bystander die during traffic stop

HOUSTON — A traffic stop turned into a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve when a gunman killed a police officer and bystander in the parking lot of a body shop, police said.

The confrontation followed a chase that began shortly before 9 a.m. when the suspect sped off in his car rather than pull over as an officer had requested, Houston police spokesman John Cannon said.

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