Syracuse police fatal shooting of 74-year-old who brandished a BB gun

DeWayne Watkins called 911 on the morning of June 18, 2019, saying he was having difficulty breathing. The dispatcher asked a number of questions and the fire department was sent to his home on West Calthrop Avenue. About 8 minutes later, the fire department asked for police to come on a priority call. Police are seen arriving without knowledge of a man in front of the home in possession of a pistol. Watkins is seen waving what turned out to be a BB gun at the officers. Dispatchers tell officers the man has a pistol at the same time that the officer opened fire on the Watkins.

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By: ThisIsButter (39338.10)

Tags: Cops fatal shooting, Old Man

Location: Syracuse