ANAHEIM (AP) — Anaheim police say they may have shot and killed a man who was carrying a BB gun.

Sgt. Bob Dunn tells the Orange County Register police were dealing with several calls Saturday night including a report of a man with a shotgun. Police responded to the call and SWAT team members armed with assault rifles shot a man who was later identified by family members as Bernie “Chino” Villegas.

Dunn told the paper authorities recovered what appeared to be a rifle but was later determined to be a BB rifle.

Villegas is survived by a 14-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son.

His father, Miguel Villegas, says his son made a mistake.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.

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Comments (7)
  1. walt says:

    did these men train in texas

  2. John says:

    Natural selection at work. Guy was out at night with what appeared to be a gun. He was begging for suicide by cop.

  3. Perry Yoshida says:

    It doesn’t matter if the gun was made of fudge. If it looks real in a split second and you pull it out on a cop you deserve to die. If i was a cop i would of blown his head off too. PULL A GUN YOUR GONNA DIE.

  4. Glen says:

    The understatement of the decade by his father…”He made a mistake” Ya think?

  5. Anthony Martinez says:

    where does it say that he pulled a gun on anyone? so far all we know is that “a bb gun was later recovered from the scene” the police have a way with twisting words so the idiots on the internet will take their side by assuming the dead man was at fault. all you idiots who blindly watch and listen to the general statements made y police and draw your own conclusions are trained to think that way.

    1. John says:

      Yes, we’re trained to respect the law and the people who enforce it. Imagine that. It’s called “society.”

  6. david says:

    i want to see the police officers to be locked up in prison for shooting another man and not caring he didnt even have a real gun. but yet when someone else kills someone they get 25 to life how does that make sense?

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