Drone video captured the moment police fatally shot a California man after he pointed a gun at an officer — a weapon that turned out to be a “real-looking” BB gun, authorities said.
The man, Gerardo Martinez, 19, was fatally shot by Salinas Police Officer Mario Reyes on Friday night, Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni said in a statement.
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A neighbor called 911 and reported that Martinez had aimed a handgun at him about five minutes earlier, officials said.
“He pointed it at us and he’s really drunk right now,” the neighbor said, according to the statement released Monday. “I need an officer over here A-S-A-P.”
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Source: Antonio Planas
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