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Anaheim police kill man who had BB gun

January 8, 2012 |  8:49 pm

Anaheim police late Saturday night fatally shot an unidentified man who was carrying what turned out to be a BB gun, a police spokesman said.

Shortly before 11 p.m., several people called police to report seeing a man with a shotgun at an apartment complex on West Ball Road, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn. One of the callers indicated the man was roaming about the carport area of the complex.

Several officers responded and encountered the man in the rear of the complex, Dunn said. Police fired, and the suspect was hit, he said. The suspect, a 36-year-old Anaheim resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.

Police recovered a gun that they initially believed was a rifle. It later turned out to be a BB gun, Dunn said.

No other information was available. Dunn said the investigation is continuing.

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