Long Beach police officers shot and killed a man on Saturday after responding to reports of a person holding an Uzi, which turned out to be an airsoft rifle, authorities said.
The shooting occurred at about 5 p.m. near 21st Street and Locust Avenue, said Sgt. Megan Zabel of the Long Beach Police Department.
Officers had responded to 911 calls that reported a man holding an assault rifle in the street. When officers arrived, they saw a man who matched the description speaking to three other people who were in a car, Zabel said.
The other three men were not injured and were detained for questioning. An airsoft rifle was recovered from the scene.
One of the men in the car had a handgun, Zabel said.
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