OIS INC #63946620

Officers responded to a suspicious person with a weapon, located the suspect, and gave him verbal commands to cooperate. The suspect ignored the officer and started to approach him. The officer saw what appeared to be a pistol in the suspect’s front pocket. The officer repeatedly ordered the suspect to halt but the suspect kept approaching him causing the officer circled his vehicle to keep a barrier between himself and the suspect. The officer repeatedly ordered the suspect not to reach for the weapon. As backup officers arrived on scene, the suspect turned and reached for his weapon. The officer discharged his weapon striking the suspect several times. The suspect was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. It was later learned the suspect’s weapon was a BB gun replica of a 9mm Beretta.