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Suspect Killed by Police Had BB Gun

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    The weapon brandished by a gas station robber before he was shot and killed by police Wednesday was a BB gun that looked like a semiautomatic pistol, Chicago police said.

    "When officers are confronted with an individual who indicates he or she will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless immediately arrested, officers are justified in using deadly force," police spokesman Roderick Drew told the Chicago Tribune. "If confronted in a threatening manner by an armed individual, whether the weapon is real or appears real, officers may reasonably believe an individual will inflict death or great bodily harm to others."

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