Source: http://rt.com/usa/160528-salinas-cop-fatal-shooting/

The Tuesday afternoon shooting death of man alleged to have attempted to burglarize a Salinas, CA home and then expose himself to the person inside marks the second time this month — and third time this year — that officers there have come under fire for what some are calling excessive force.

What is shooting death and why is there not an article in front of man?

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    Its a typographical error. There should be an article.
    – user3169
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 19:50
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    shooting death is "death by shooting" Commented May 21, 2014 at 19:52

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A shooting death is when someone dies from being shot by a gun. In this case, police shot the man and he died. I believe there is a typographical error (see @user3169's comment), and it should read "... shooting death of a man ... ".

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