Recording of 911 call released after man killed by police

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 17, 2015 at 8:01 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 911 call recording shows the estranged wife of a man killed by Provo police told dispatchers the 24-year-old had a BB gun and wanted officers to shoot him.

Police released the recording Monday, the day after Cody Evans pointed an authentic-looking fake assault rifle at officers.

Police say Evans drove off after they responded to the call, and when officers found a pellet gun left at the home they thought he might kept a real weapon.

Authorities say officers later found Evans at a friend's apartment, and he pointed an Airsoft rifle with the telltale orange tip removed. He died after two officers fired at him.

The Deseret News reports ( AJ Lyman said at a candlelight vigil that Evans was happy and improving his life before the shooting.

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