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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 (http://bit.ly/1vSwQX1)brother AJ Lyman said at a candlelight vigil that Evans was happy and improving his life before the shooting.
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