Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting at Riverside Park

By Tena Ezzeddine
|  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013  |  Updated 7:49 PM PDT
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Riverside police shot and killed a man at Arlington Park during a routine patrol. Police say the man allegedly pulled out a gun. Tena Ezzeddine reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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Riverside police shot and killed a man at Arlington Park during a routine patrol. Police say the man allegedly pulled out a gun. Tena Ezzeddine reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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A man in his 20s was shot and killed by police officers Tuesday at a Riverside park near a playground, authorities said.

Details about the exchange between the man and officers were scarce.

Police said they approached a man at Arlington Park located at 3860 Van Buren Blvd. in Riverside.

Authorities said the man pulled out a handgun and witnesses reported hearing up to five gunshots before the unidentified man fell to the ground

He was pronounced dead on scene.

Police said a handgun was found at the scene. Witnesses told NBC4 the man was homeless and often seen at the park.

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