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Officer fatally shoots man with replica gun

Editor's note: Recently, PoliceOne posted an article about the growing concern of toy guns that resemble real weapons, and the problems that may occur if officers mistake the toys for a deadly weapon. Black plastic airsoft guns are so realistic that children and young adults who use them for fun could put themselves in danger if they encounter a police officer. Read Dave Smith's article But what if it really isn't a gun? for more information.

By Jason Kotowski
Bakersfield Californian

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