Investigators: Man had toy gun when deputies killed him
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - State investigators say a North Carolina man was holding a toy gun when sheriff’s deputies shot and killed him last weekend.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies believed 46-year-old Matthew Oxendine of Red Springs was pointing a gun at them when he was killed last Sunday.
The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation was called in to look into the shooting, which is standard after a law enforcement officer shoots someone.
According to the SBI, its crime scene agents recovered a toy gun from the car Oxendine was in.
The shooting followed a response by deputies to a 911 call from a residence in Pembroke.
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