Cleveland police investigating fake gun found in man’s yard

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND – FOX 8 has learned of yet another investigation with a powerful-looking airsoft handgun. These cases are generating more attention because of the Cleveland Police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Last November, an officer said the boy reached into his waistband for a weapon, and the officer shot and killed him. The weapon turned out to be an airsoft pistol. That case is still under review by the prosecutor’s office.

In this latest case, a man said he found what appeared to be a revolver in his yard in the 14100 block of Emory in Cleveland. A neighbor told him that just days earlier, police had stopped a stolen car. A group of guys ran off, and they had run through that yard.

We’ve seen a number of recent investigations involving airsoft-style guns.

Police say the gun this time even uses real-looking cartridges holding the ammunition.

FOX 8 Cleveland Weather // Quick Links:

Hot on FOX 8

More Viral

continue reading override