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In Florida, Two Cops Killed In St. Petersburg Shootout

"Two [police[ officers are dead after a shootout at a St. Petersburg home Monday morning," the St. Petersburg Times reports. A U.S. marshal has also been shot and wounded.

According to the newspaper, officers were serving a warrant when someone — presumed to be the man they were looking for — opened fire. It writes that:

"Police spokesman Mike Puetz said the suspect was facing aggravated battery and two other felony charges and was being served a U.S. Marshal's warrant by a police officer. An officer was interviewing the suspect's girlfriend, who told the officer the suspect was in the attic. When the suspect was approached, he began firing at the officer."

The Times is also live-blogging the news on its Twitter page (#stpeteshooting). As of an hour ago, it was reporting that the suspect was still firing at officers. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit

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