Police Shoot, Kill Man Holding Fake Gun
March 22, 2013 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (UPI) — Police in Huntington Beach, Calif., shot and killed a man who was brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun, officials said.
Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitchell O’Brien said officers were responding to a report of a man and a woman fighting behind a restaurant around 4:30 p.m. PDT Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The person who reported the incident told police that the man claimed to have a handgun.
When police arrived at the scene, the couple were walking through a nearby housing tract. Police confronted the man who then pulled out what was later determined to be a “replica semiautomatic pistol,” O’Brien said.
An officer opened fire on the man and killed him. The woman was unharmed in the incident, police said.