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Arizona Police Shoot, Wound Man Holding Replica Gun

July 11, 2018  | 

The gun that a 35-year-old man reportedly pointed at a Phoenix police officer before being shot Monday has been determined to be a replica, according to AZcentral.com.

Police had been called to an apartment complex in response to reports of shots fired.

Officers arrived to the suspect's apartment to see the man peering through his window blinds.

As one of the officers approached the front door, the suspect opened the door and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the officer.

"The officer proceeded to tell the man to drop his weapon, at which the suspect exited the apartment and charged at the officer with his gun raised, authorities told AZcentral.

The officer then fired at the suspect, wounding him. The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover.


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Grey Bear @ 7/13/2018 11:39 AM

This is precisely the kind of situation that will be potentially dangerous and maybe even career-ending under California's proposed legislation raising the level for OISs from reasonable to necessary. A review board, most likely comprised of people who are "highly educated" but have never faced a threat to themselves or their loved ones in any context, may likely find that this shooting was unwarranted because the gun was a "replica", not that the officer had time to examine it and ask a lot of questions prior to being assaulted.

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