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Gun recovered at scene of police killing was a replica

The gun recovered at the scene where an LAPD police officer shot and killed a 26-year-old man was a replica, according to a news release from the police department. A replica gun is a firearm that can't shoot but is otherwise designed to look like a real gun.

The Los Angeles Police Department has identified Quincy Walunga, a Police Officer II, as the officer who fired the shot that killed Andrew George Valadez.

Valadez was reported by 911 callers to be waving a gun and threatening people on a street in Sylmar on April 22. Valadez was identified by the coroner's office as a 26-year-old white man.

-- Jeanette Marantos

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