Man Killed By San Francisco Police Outside Mission Station Previously Asked Connecticut Officer About Pointing Fake Guns At Cops
32-year-old Matthew Hoffman sent messages to an officer in Connecticut, asking what would happen if a person were to point a fake gun at a cop from 6 feet away.
A nationwide shortage of ammunition has forced several police departments, including Richmond, to find a backup solution for training rounds. Officers said the solution is just as effective as live ammo, not to mention cheaper.
A woman was held up at gunpoint as she left her car at an unincorporated Saratoga shopping center parking lot last weekend. The gun used was later determined to be a modified Airsoft pistol, officials said.
A 15-year-old Independence High School student admitted to bringing an Airsoft pistol onto campus Wednesday, an incident that prompted an hours-long school lockdown, police said Friday.