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 - Lookout at drug house is killed in police raid...
Lookout at drug house is killed in police raid By Mark Brunswick Staff Writer When an undercover Minneapolis police officer pretending to deliver pizza approached a suspected drug house in the early morning darkness Wednesday, a man described as a lookout warned him not to come closer. The masquerade was over. Eleven-year Eleven-year Eleven-year policeman Robert Thunder Thunder identified himself as a police officer officer and pulled his weapon. The man in the house, whom police knew to be armed, also drew a gun. Thunder fired, hitting Gerald Whitten, 31, in the face, killing him. About a dozen officers from the high- high- D Cocaine use leveling off, police say. Page SA. risk entry team, trained to move in quickly during raids and hostage situations, situations, then stormed the three upstairs upstairs apartments at 2901 3rd Av. S., arresting 13 people. Shots were exchanged exchanged during the raid, but no other injuries were reported. The shooting occurred as Thunder approached the house to take lookouts lookouts into custody before the raid. Police informants had made several purchases of cocaine and crack, a powerful cocaine derivative, at the house and investigators were confi- confi- Drugs continued on page 8A

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  1. Star Tribune,
  2. 16 Jul 1987, Thu,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 1

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