Officer Involved Shooting Suspect Armed With Air Gun

A man killed by police in McMinnville was armed with a replica-style air gun.

Police say 69-year-old Laurence Dickson called 911 on August 23rd saying he felt like he was going to harm himself.

When officers arrived, Dickson came out of an apartment carrying what police believed was a handgun. Officers told him to drop the gun and when he pointed it at an officer he was shot one time in the chest and died at the scene.

The officers are identified as Justin Schwartz and Cody Williams. Both worked for other police agencies before joining the McMinnville Police Department.

The Oregon State Police investigation continues.

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