Police Shoot and Kill Suspect Armed With Pellet Gun

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Fri, 25 May 2012 12:53:55 -0800

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Vallejo police say an attempted robber has been shot and killed after he allegedly pointed a weapon at officers that turned out to be a pellet gun.
Police say the shooting occurred shortly after midnight Friday when a taxi driver called police to report that a man had attempted to rob him. When two officers arrived at the scene they saw a man walking with a weapon in his hand.
Police say the officers shot the suspect after he pointed the weapon at them. He died at the scene.
Investigators later discovered the weapon the suspect had was a non-lethal airsoft pellet gun.
Police say shooting took place near an elementary school, but they believe the scene should be clear by the time classes begin.
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