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Sheriff's Office: Kingman police officer fatally shoots man pointing BB gun at 2nd officer

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KINGMAN, Arizona — A Kingman police officer fatally shot a 31-year-old man who pointed a BB gun at another officer responding to a domestic violence report, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

The Sheriff's Office described the BB gun as a full-size replica of a Colt semi-automatic pistol.

The Sheriff's Office said it investigating Wednesday night's shooting at the Kingman Police Department's request.

A 911 caller had reported that a man was punching holes in a wall and acting violently at a home, the Sheriff's Office said.

PHOTO: This March 12, 2015 photo provided by the Mohave County, Ariz., Sheriff's Department shows what they say is the actual replica weapon a Kingman, Ariz., man pointed at a Kingman police officer, who then fatally shot the man Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015. Authorities say Ryan Dean Burgess, 31, came out of the home where he lived with his mother and pointed the BB gun, a full-size replica of a Colt semi-automatic pistol, at the police officer. The officer ordered Burgess to drop the weapon, then fired several shots, fatally wounding him. The sheriff's office is investigating at the request of Kingman police.(AP Photo/Mohave County Sheriff's Department)
This March 12, 2015 photo provided by the Mohave County, Ariz., Sheriff's Department shows what they say is the actual replica weapon a Kingman, Ariz., man pointed at a Kingman police officer, who then fatally shot the man Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015. Authorities say Ryan Dean Burgess, 31, came out of the home where he lived with his mother and pointed the BB gun, a full-size replica of a Colt semi-automatic pistol, at the police officer. The officer ordered Burgess to drop the weapon, then fired several shots, fatally wounding him. The sheriff's office is investigating at the request of Kingman police.(AP Photo/Mohave County Sheriff's Department)

When the two officers arrived, Ryan Dean Burgess came out of the home where he lived with his mother and pointed the gun at Officer Wayne Hollon, the Sheriff's Office said.

It said Officer Chaz Truver ordered Burgess to drop the weapon and then fired several shots, fatally wounding him.

The county medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy, the Sheriff's Office said. Alcohol is believed to be a factor, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Police Department said separately that Truver has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation, which is standard procedure.

The Sheriff's Office said Truver joined the Police Department last July after graduating from a regional police academy, and Hollon, a 13-year police veteran, was his training officer.

Hollon injured a knee during the incident and was treated at a hospital and released, the Sheriff's Office said.

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