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San Francisco Police Fatally Shoot Man Armed With Toy Gun (Video)

| by Michael Allen

San Francisco police officers shot an unidentified man who was armed with a toy BB gun outside a local police station on Sunday evening.

Three police sergeants noticed a 32-year-old white man at about 5:20 p.m. in the police station parking lot, which is restricted (video below).

According to officer Albie Esparza, the police officers told the man to leave and he began to walk out but turned around to confront the cops.

The man reportedly reached into his waistband where he kept the toy BB gun.

"The sergeants saw the butt of the weapon as he pulls it out and brandishes it at the sergeants," Esparza told NBC Bay Area.

Two of the sergeants shot at the man, hitting him several times. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery, but died.

"We don't know his motive or why he challenged the officers or approached them in the first place," Esparza added. "It was very erratic behavior by the suspect, very unusual."

Esparza also claimed the suspect had asked police earlier about what types of weapons they carried, noted KRMG.

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Sources: NBC Bay Area, KRMG / Image Credit: D.C.Atty