Kingman police officer fatally shoots man pointing BB gun

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The actual BB gun replica of a Colt Defender 1911 semi-automatic pistol used in this incident. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) The actual BB gun replica of a Colt Defender 1911 semi-automatic pistol used in this incident. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
KINGMAN, AZ (AP) - Mohave County authorities say a Kingman police officer fatally shot a 31-year-old man pointing a BB gun at another officer as the officers responded to a domestic violence report.

The Sheriff's Office described the BB gun as a full-size replica of a Colt semi-automatic pistol.

The office said it was investigating the Wednesday night shooting at the Kingman Police Department's request.

According to the office, Ryan Dean Burgess came out of the home where he lived with his mother and pointed the gun at Officer Wayne Hollon.

The office said Officer Chaz Truver ordered Burgess to drop the weapon and then fired several shots, fatally wounding Burgess.

The office said Truver joined the Police Department last July after graduating from a police academy and that Hollon was his training officer.
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