University Of Akron Cop Kills Man Brandishing BB Gun

May 17, 2013

Akron police say a University of Akron officer shot and killed a 64-year-old man during a traffic stop last night after he produced what later was determined to be a BB pistol.

Akron police Sergeant Rick Edwards says the officer thought the gun brandished by James Genda looked like a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol.

Genda's daughter says her father was attempting to turn the gun over to the officer. Edwards says an investigation continues.