LA Deputies Shoot, Kill Robber With Toy Gun

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies say they shot and killed a suspected robber in Compton after he pointed what turned out to be a toy gun at them.

Sheriff's Deputy Lillian Peck says deputies were chasing the man Sunday morning after he robbed a fast food restaurant. When they ordered him to stop running, the man turned and pointed what appeared to be a handgun.

Peck says deputies fearing for their lives fired at the man multiple times. The weapon turned out to be a replica handgun.

The man's name was withheld.

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