Man killed in Inglewood officer-involved shooting after allegedly pointing BB or pellet gun at police

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Officers shot and killed a man in Inglewood after authorities say he pointed a fake gun at them.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- A man died in an officer-involved shooting after authorities said he pointed what looked like a gun at them in Inglewood.

Around 11 p.m. Friday, two police officers driving in the area of the station near 1 W. Manchester Blvd. encountered a suspect who appeared to be pointing a handgun at them.

An officer-involved shooting occurred, authorities said, and the suspect was shot. He later died at the scene.

Upon closer inspection, authorities determined the handgun was actually a pellet or BB gun designed to look like a .44 Super Magnum gun.

Surveillance video from nearby buildings will be taken in for evidence.

The investigation is ongoing.