In two separate incidents, all in the same week, police in Georgia shot and killed two men threatening them with BB air guns.
How often does this happen?
The answer: About 5 percent of the people shot and killed by police in Georgia are carrying a BB gun or some other toy replica gun. Since 2010, the police in Georgia fatally shot 247 people in the line of duty and 12 of them were armed with an air gun or toy replica, according to data collected by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Investigators say Steven Hutchins was walking along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard carrying this BB gun and threatening a Gwinnett County Police officer before the officer fatally shot him Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: GBI)