Criminal aims a replicated gun at police and was met with fatal force.

[Phenorx, AZ] Officer’s were engaged in negotiations with a carjacker when the fatal shooting took place. For whatever reason, the criminal decided it was a good idea to jump out of the stolen vehicle waving a realistic, but fake, gun at police. The officers were forced to open fire, killing the suspect.

Before this is declared ‘police brutality’ we want to make it clear that the gun was a replica and the officers had no reason to believe the gun wasn’t real. With only a split second to respond, how would you have reacted?

Reported By Daily Mail:

The owner of the pickup truck filmed the scene as police began attempting to negotiate with the suspect, who has not yet been named.

The man exited the vehicle and appears to point a handgun at the officers, who then open fire.

‘I take my phone and start recording and I see the door open a little and all of a sudden a guy jumps out with a gun,’ said witness Harvey Sotelo.

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