Oakland Police Shoot, Kill Suspect Wielding Fake Gun

OAKLAND (CBS/BCN) — An man wielding what police called a replica assault weapon was shot and killed by officers Saturday morning in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood.

The Oakland Police Department received a call about 9:35 a.m. that a man was armed in the 5500 block of Taft Avenue, spokeswoman Holly Joshi said.

When officers arrived they found a man dressed in camouflage and carrying the replica.  When the suspect confronted the officers, the police opened fire and killed him.

This was the second fatal officer-involved shooting in Oakland this week.

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