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Lawyer: Troy Man Shot During Traffic Stop Didn't Have Weapon

Demonstrators march down Hoosick Street in Troy, New York. They headed to city hall to protest after 22-year-old Dahmeek McDonald was shot by police.
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Demonstrators march down Hoosick Street in Troy, New York. They headed to city hall to protest after 22-year-old Dahmeek McDonald was shot by police.

The attorney for a 22-year-old upstate New York man who was shot and wounded by police during a traffic stop says his client wasn't armed at the time of the confrontation.

Police in the city of Troy say Dahmeek McDonald was wanted on a parole violation when he was spotted by officers as he drove on a Troy street on Aug. 15. Authorities say after he was pulled over McDonald was shot twice by at least one of four officers at the scene.

Troy police and Rensselaer County prosecutors have declined to say if a weapon was found on McDonald or in his vehicle after the shooting.

The Times Union of Albany reports that his attorney, Mark Mishler, said that McDonald told him that he wasn't armed when he got pulled over.

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