Police Fatally Shoot Man Over Toy Gun
A 32-year-old man who was shot by San Francisco police has died at a hospital, officials report.
The San Jose Mercury News, reports that he was allegedly being belligerent in the parking lot of the Mission District while in possession of a pellet toy gun.
Police allegedly noticed the butt of a gun in the man’s waistband and opened fire, striking the man multiple times.
In this scenario, the victim was allegedly reaching his hand in his waistband where the fake gun was located and taunting the officers.
Of course, this is a story in which a full grown man was reportedly aggressive with officers, but we can’t help comparing it to the sad death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by police after a pellet gun he was in possession of was mistaken for the real thing. There was also the situation involving John Crawford III at Wal-Mart.
So we have to ask:
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