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Cops shoot Staten Island man wielding semi-automatic handgun

Posted: 6:43 PM, Feb 03, 2013
Updated: 2013-02-03 18:43:47-05

Cops on Staten Island shot a man who they say pointed a semi-automatic handgun at them.

Police responded to a call about a home invasion in the Richmond Terrace section last night.

When they arrived on the scene, cops say the 28-year-old pointed the gun at them. Officers shot him in the torso.

The unidentified man is in stable condition at Richmond University Medical Center.

Police say he has a long rap sheet with 14 prior arrests.