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Officer kills Ohio motorist during traffic stop

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron says an officer fatally shot a 64-year-old man during a traffic stop after he produced what later was determined to be a BB pistol.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man shot at about 11 a.m. Thursday as James Genda of Akron.

University spokeswoman Laura Massie told the Akron Beacon Journal that the officer said the BB gun looked like a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol. The officer said the man produced the handgun as the officer approached the car after determining that it had a faulty registration.

Genda's daughter later told the newspaper that her father was trying to turn over the gun to the officer.

University police and Akron city police are now conducting a joint investigation.

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