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A police officer shoots a man after a high speed police chase through several cities. The chase started after an armed carjacking in Boynton Beach and came to an end near downtown West Palm Beach.

Police say once the guy drove the stolen Impala into West Palm Beach, he stopped near the Tri-Rail Station jumped out of the car, pulled a gun, and started walking toward the officer.

Police fired several times hitting him at least once.

One bystander says she's okay with what police officers did. "It's pretty deserted, so it's not packed. And it's a holiday, so there are not a lot of people traveling right now. I mean, I guess under different circumstances, they would've handled it differently. But they did what they had to do. Go cops!"

Police charged the man with aggravated assault.

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