Man Shot by Huntington Beach Police Identified

Police shot and killed a man who a caller reported had a gun. Police said the gun turned out to be fake.

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    Police investigate a shooting in which Huntington Beach police shot and killed Ian Berrier, 20, who they said pointed what looked like a pistol at them on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

    An autopsy was expected on Friday for a man fatally shot by Huntington Beach police after pulling out what looked like a pistol but what turned out to be a replica.

    Ian Berrier, 20, of Huntington Beach, (pictured below) was shot by police near Hoskins Lane and Milo Drive on Thursday.

    Man Was Carrying Fake Gun When Fatally Shot by Police

    [LA] Man Was Carrying Fake Gun When Fatally Shot by Police
    A Huntington Beach police officer shot and killed a man who a witness said was arguing with a woman and threatened him with a gun minutes before officers arrived on scene. Investigators later determined the gun was fake. Jane Yamamoto reports from Huntington Beach for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on March 21, 2013. (Published Friday, March 22, 2013)

    Police were called to the area because a caller reported that a man and a woman had been arguing and the man had threatened the caller with a gun, police said.

    Police fired when Berrier pulled what they thought was a gun on them, police said.

    Police later determined the weapon was a replica semi-automatic pistol (pictured here), police said.

    Police have not released the name of the officer, who was not injured.

    Following Huntington Beach Police Department protocol, the Orange County Sheriff's Department will investigate the shooting, Huntington Beach police said.

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