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Associated Press, Published December 21 2010

Air Force airman killed in North Dakota shooting

MINOT, N.D. — Police say an airman from the Minot Air Force Base has been killed in an off-base shooting.

Police Detective Matt McLeod told KCJB radio that 19-year-old Steven Crawford was shot with a handgun by a fellow airman at Crawford's apartment Monday night. Crawford was taken to a Minot hospital where he died.

Police say the shooting appears to be accidental. Crawford says 21-year-old airman Nicholas Rouse faces a charge of negligent homicide.

Information from: KCJB-AM, http://kcjb910.com

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