HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect carrying a replica semi-automatic gun was shot and killed by Huntington Beach police Thursday.
Huntington Beach police confirmed that an officer-involved shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. at Warner Avenue and Hoskins Lane.
"The handgun was later determined to be a replica. The officer fired, killing the suspect," said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitchell O'Brien.
Witnesses say the incident began behind a restaurant where a man and a woman believed to be the man's girlfriend were arguing.
A police helicopter soon flew overhead after authorities were called in, as the man and woman headed toward a residential neighborhood.
Police wouldn't say if the man was pointing the fake weapon at officers.