Four police officers shot and killed a man in Oakland who approached them with a fake gun last week, SF Gate reports. The officers' body cameras were not on, as they were doing paperwork rather than detaining anyone.
The police said they were shocked to discover the gun was a replica. The shooting is being investigated by Oakland's homicide unit and internal affairs division, as well as the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. But if the officers reasonably believed that the replica -- and therefore the threat to them -- was real, then the shooting of Richard Perkins, 39, was legal.