- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say officers who shot a robbery suspect during a struggle saw he was brandishing what appeared to be a semiautomatic pistol.

A statement issued Thursday by the Dallas Police Department says the gun turned out to be a realistic-looking pellet gun.

Officers fatally shot 43-year-old Bertrand Syjuan Davis of Allen during an Aug. 27 confrontation after investigators said stun guns had no effect on him. Police also found a box-cutter on Davis.

The officer who shot Davis was an 11-year veteran of the force

Police said Davis had a background that included drug and aggravated assault charges, but one aggravated assault case was dropped because the victim died before he could testify.

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