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New details released in deadly police shooting in Anderson

Authorities have released new details regarding a deadly police shooting in Anderson on Saturday.

Posted: Jun 3, 2019 3:31 PM
Updated: Jun 3, 2019 3:34 PM

ANDERSON, Calif. - Authorities have released new details regarding a deadly police shooting in Anderson on Saturday.

Around 4:24 p.m. on Saturday, the police department received a call from a woman who said there was a suspicious man walking into the backyard of a residence at 1412 Lodgepole Avenue. 

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The woman described the suspect as a white male in his 20s wearing handcuffs in front of his body. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspect sitting at a picnic bench in the backyard. He did not have handcuffs on and had what they said was a semi-automatic handgun under his arm. 

The man immediately brandished the handgun, holding the weapon in a one-handed shooting position pointed at the officers.

Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapon and he refused. They attempted to deescalate the situation and get the suspect to comply for 20 minutes. 

The suspect then began to grab the weapon with two hands and cycled the action in a manner consistent with loading a semi-automatic handgun. He then aimed the weapon directly at an Anderson police officer. 

An officer fired one round at the suspect. They attempted to perform life-saving measures, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officers recovered the gun in the suspect's possession. It was a spring-air BB pistol but looked identical to a Beretta 92 handgun. It did not have a red or orange tip. They also found a pair of handcuffs in his pocket. 

Authorities have not released the identity of the man killed. 

Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

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