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Number of people killed by US police in 2015 at 1,000 after Oakland shooting
November 23,2015   By:the guardian

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Sunday's incident was the 883rd fatal shooting by a law enforcement officer so far in 2015, according to the Guardian's records. Photograph: Guardian Design
 
Nov. 23, 2015 -- The number of people killed by law enforcement in the US this year has reached 1,000 after officers in Oakland, California, shot dead a man who allegedly pointed a replica gun at them.
 
Authorities said several officers opened fire on the man on Sunday evening when he walked toward them as they towed away cars that had been used to perform so-called "sideshow" stunts in east Oakland. Officers discovered later that the gun was a replica, police said.
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