Man with toy gun shot, killed by police in Fla.

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Posted: Sep 01, 2011 3:33 AM
Man with toy gun shot, killed by police in Fla.

Authorities in North Miami Beach say a man carrying what was later determined to be a toy rifle was shot and killed by police.

The incident began Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to calls about a man seen walking around with a rifle.

North Miami Beach police spokesman Sgt. Warren Hardison says there was an encounter with the man and officers and shots were fired. The man was flown to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police did not immediately release the man's name.

No one else was injured in the shooting.