Washington: Police say officers in the District of Columbia fatally shot a man who raised a weapon toward them that turned out to be a BB gun. Authorities announced in a statement yesterday that officers responded to a call about a man with a gun in northeast Washington on Monday night.

They found a man holding a weapon, but police say he ignored numerous demands to drop it, instead raising it toward the officers. That's when police say the officers fired, striking him.

The man was taken to a hospital and police say he later died. Police identified the man as 63-year-old Sherman Evans of Washington. Police say the weapon Evans was holding was a BB gun. They did not release the races of the officers involved or that of Evans.