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Man Shot Dead in Times Square

A police officer in plainclothes fatally shot a 25-year-old man in Times Square Thursday morning. The shooting occurred outside the parking garage of the Marriott Marquis Hotel on 46th Street and Broadway, where police were cracking down on street vendors hawking counterfeit CDs, according to The New York Times. One official explained that police were seeking peddlers who were scamming tourists; when one fled, firing at the hotel's windows, the officer returned fire. The man was taken from the scene by the city's fire department to Roosevelt Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition before dying. The location of the shooting warranted what the paper described as a "massive" police response.