Vallejo cops kill man holding pellet gun

A 23-year-old man was killed by Vallejo police early Sunday…

A 23-year-old man was killed by Vallejo police early Sunday after he turned toward officers with what looked like a gun in his hand – but it turned out to be a fake weapon, according to authorities.

Police Sgt. Jeff Bassett said officers opened fire because they believed the man – who was standing behind the open door of a car – “was about to engage them with the handgun.”

A 21-year-old man was also injured in the shooting when he was struck in the buttocks, Bassett said in a statement.

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  • Gregory

    Thanks Bob, my response was a little long-winded and probably too in-depth for AJ’s limited cranial capacity. Your response says it all.

  • Bob Todrick

    I’ll be a little more succinct than the others AJ…you’re an idiot.

  • AJ, All I can say is, “Wow!” It scares me beyond comprehension that there are people that actually think like you. You need to grab some reality and hold on to it.

  • Gregory

    AJ, how about this; when someone points what appears to be a gun at you, in front of a police officer, that officer waits to see if it is real. If the person shoots you, the officer will know he can then shoot the person because the gun is real. By the way, you will be dead. Sound like a plan? “Stupid is as stupid does”.
    AJ, if someone does not have the intelligence to know they will get shot for pointing a BB gun at a police officer then shame on that person. The actions of the person with the weapon dictates the response by the police.

  • Dan

    AJ, many airsoft weapons and pellet guns look very realistic. Cops don’t have to wait to be shot at to take action. Body armor doesn’nt cover everything and it is not part of the job to start taking lead.

  • AJ

    good job birds. How about getting some glasses. Or maybe wait until you are fired at, I am sure you all have body armour. Part of the job!!