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Sheriff: Man carrying BB gun fatally shot by Goddard officer

(AP) — Authorities say a Goddard police officer shot and killed a man who refused numerous orders to drop a weapon as he walked toward the officer. 

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said 39-year-old Michael James Trask, of Lake Afton, died in the shooting Monday near Goddard. 

Investigators determined the weapon he was holding was a replica BB gun. 

Easter said the Goddard police officer tried to stop Trask’s vehicle Monday but the driver fled. 

The officers told dispatchers the driver flashed a gun at him when he eventually stopped his car. 

Easter said the officer ordered Trask to drop the weapon at least 15 times before shooting him. 

Trask died at the scene.

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