Autistic man with toy gun killed by Miami police officers
North Miami Beach police officers shot and killed Ernest Vassell, a 57-year-old autistic man, on Wednesday after responding to calls about a man seen walking with a rifle. But the gun was later determined to be a realistic-looking toy.
The officers said Vassell refused orders to drop the “weapon,” and was shot after turning around and facing the police.
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