Riverside PD shoots and kills unidentified man

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This looks like a "routine traffic stop" (AKA predatory patrolling by armed agents of the police state) gone deadly. They are accusing the victim of having a weapon, but like always, we reserve judgment until more facts come out. Here's an article from TV station ABC:

http://abc7.com/news/officer-involved-shooting-reported-in-riverside/401...

MAN KILLED IN RIVERSIDE OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING
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An investigation was underway in Riverside after a fatal officer-involved shooting on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

KABC By ABC7.com staff
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- An investigation is underway in Riverside after a suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday.

Officers were conducting a narcotics-related investigation in the area of Keller and Bushnell avenues and attempted to pull a driver over. The driver stopped in a driveway in the 5400 block of Bushnell Avenue and fled on foot.

Officers chased him into a backyard in the 10400 block of Keller Avenue, when the suspect turned and pointed a gun. Officers then shot the suspect several times, officials said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Riverside Police Lt. Mike Cook said a gun was recovered at the scene.

Streets in the area were closed for the investigation. Drivers were advised to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Dave Smith at 951-353-7103 or Det. Greg Rowe at 951-353-7136

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