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Stop of defendant after hearing gunshots was reasonable (access required)

Where the police were immediately responding to the scene of where gunshots were heard, it was not unlawful for them to temporarily stop men walking away from the scene. The case was remanded to determine whether the search, which revealed a revolver, was lawful. Background While patrolling a residential neighborhood after dark, police officers heard several gunshots ...