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POLICEMAN KILLS : FUGITIVE PEEPER CLEVELAND, Dec. 10. (INS)- (INS)- When Alfred Balzano, 22, ran away from Patrolman Malcolm Sima on the east side here early today and failed to comply with the police man's command to stop, Sims drew his pistol, shot and fatally wounded the fugitive, Balzano died in a hospital a short time later. Sims and Patrolman Ralph Kennedy Kennedy had been called to the neigh borhood by residents of the vicinity vicinity who reported they had seen a prowler. Balzano was seen a shor time lat';i-, lat';i-, lat';i-, apparently attempting to hide in a dark, shadowy corner, A protracted chase followed, Eal- Eal- zano failing to heed the shouts of the two officers; Kennedy fired one warning shot Into the ground and Sims then shot directly at the fugitive, the bullet striking him i:. the back. The victim's father, Frank Balzano, Balzano, reported that his son was hard of hearing and that he thought he did not understand the officers. Deputy Inspector Stephen Murphy, after a preliminary investigation, investigation, early this morning reported reported that it wa3 his opinion that the shooting 'as justified.