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Fairfield man killed by police had air rifle

DAYTON, Ohio (WKRC) -- Ohio's attorney general said a local man shot and killed by police at a Wal-Mart was only armed with a pellet rifle.

John Crawford of Fairfield died at the store outside Dayton Tuesday night.  The state crime bureau took over the investigation at the request of Beavercreek's police chief who wants an independent investigator.
Officers said Crawford pointed the weapon at customers, then ignored orders to put it down.
A woman in the store died after suffering a medical problem during the shooting.

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