[UPDATED with More Details:] Bernie Cervantes "Chino" Villegas, Toting BB Gun, Killed by Police

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UPDATE, JAN. 9, 12:20 P.M.: Anaheim Police say Bernie Cervantes "Chino" Villegas was not walking along Ball Road toting what turned out to be a BB rifle with a wooden stock but through a West Ball Road apartment complex late Saturday night.

That produced several reports of a man with a gun at the complex and, ultimately, his being shot dead by SWAT team officers at the rear of the complex, police say.

The district attorney's office is now investigating, as is routine in police shootings.

ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 9, 10:38 A.M.: Bernie "Chino" Villegas carried a BB rifle with a wooden stock along Ball Road in Anaheim late Saturday night.

Huge mistake, acknowledged his father, Miguel Villegas.

Funeral arrangements are now being made. Because, following a report of an armed man roaming the streets, Anaheim Police responded to the 11 p.m. call with its SWAT team, which took Chino out.

Anaheim Police have revealed no further details.

The dead man's father said, through the Associated Press, that his 36-year-old son leaves behind a 14-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son.

Police shootings had Southern California morticians busy over the weekend.

In Riverside, police shot and killed David Ledezma, 52, Saturday after 4 p.m. and a domestic dispute. In El Sereno, police shot a man identified as Juan Nunez, 34. who was said to be armed with a gun he refused to drop. The father of two had also been fighting with his girlfriend. And, in San Bernardino Saturday morning, police shot and killed Lorenzo Baca after a gun battle.


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