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January 31, 2011

Calif. police ID man with fake gun killed by cops

The incident was the third fatal officer-involved shooting in Oakland in a week

By Henry K. Lee
The San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, Calif. — A man who was shot and killed by Oakland police officers after he allegedly pointed a replica assault rifle at them in the Rockridge neighborhood was identified Sunday as 39-year-old Matthew Cicelski, an unemployed father of a young son.

Cicelski was shot Saturday after 9:35 a.m. by three officers outside a home at 5552 Taft Ave. between College Avenue and Broadway, police officials said.

Full story: Calif. police ID man with fake gun killed by cops

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