2013 News Contest 2nd Place - Breaking news writing

News Contest Subject

The shooting of police officer Peter Laboy.

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Newspaper

Staff Names

Derrick Perkins, Melissa Quinn

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News Contest City Winner

News Contest Comment

Great work under deadline pressure. All the known details in the evolving story are there, and the basics established in the first sentence. I would have liked to see the apprehension of the suspect in the second sentence, but this is very good writing.

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