A 39-year-old man who was fatally shot by Oakland police on Saturdaymorning was carrying a replica rifle, police said.
Officers responded to a report of an armed man harassing a resident in the 5500 block of Taft Avenue at about 9:35 a.m., Oakland police spokeswoman Holly Joshi said.
Arriving officers reported that the suspect, later identified as Oakland resident Matthew Cicelski, appeared to be armed with an assault rifle when he ran from police and forced his way into a home, Joshi said.
Occupants of the home managed to get out and told police that Cicelski was carrying a gun, Joshi said.
Cicelski subsequently came out of the home and stood on the front porch with what was later determined to be a replica assault rifle aimed at officers outside.
Police opened fire and Cicelski was killed, Joshi said.
Independent investigations are being conducted by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office and the Oakland Police Department Internal Affairs Division.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Oakland police at (510) 238-3821.
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