Updated: Man with Fake Gun Shot and Killed by Police in Oakland's Rockridge Neighborhood

By Bay City News and Berkeley Daily Planet
Saturday January 29, 2011 - 04:11:00 PM

A man brandishing "a very real looking replica firearm" was shot and killed by officers this morning in Oakland, according to Oakland Police spokeswoman Holly Joshi. 

She said that the Oakland Police Department received a call at about 9:35 a.m. that a man was armed in the 5500 block of Taft Avenue in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood, Joshi said. When officers arrived he appeared to be armed with a real weapon, she said. 

The man didn't comply [with police orders] and police shot and killed him, she said.