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LAKEWOOD A man who pointed an air gun at police was shot by two officers with lethal and non lethal rounds, according to Steve Davis, a spokesperson for the Lakewood Police Department. on Tuesday, a woman involved in a domestic dispute with a man called police from a car parked on the east side of the Walmart located on the corner of Wadsworth Boulevard and West Colfax Avenue.During her call for help, police say the woman told them the man in the car with her had a gun.When police arrived, they used a loudspeaker to coax the man out of the vehicle. Davis said the man drew a weapon and pointed it at officers.Two officers fired several shots from their service weapons, but the man would not let go of his weapon so officers then fired bean bag rounds to knock t Cheap Oakley Sunglasses he weapon out of the man’s hands.Witnesses told 9NEWS they heard a “volley of shots” about 8 to 12 initially and then several more shortly after.Davis said the suspect was hit by the rounds officers fired but would not indicate how many times the suspect was hit by bullets from the officers’ service weapons or the bean bag rounds. Davis did say he believed the suspect’s injuries are not life threatening.The woman who Cheap Oakley Sunglasses was in the car with the suspect was not injured and is being interviewed by police.Neither the woman nor the police knew the man was armed with an air gun instead of real firearm.Air guns are a non lethal type of gun that fire either plastic or environmen Cheap Oakley Sunglasses tal safe pellets but appear very realistic.”I think the general public has seen pictures of airsoft weapons, and they look like an exact replica of a real weapon. They are nothing to be playing with or pointing at anyone, especially a police officer when he’s giving you commands,” Davis said, adding even from six feet away, it is often hard to tell that an air gun is an air gun.From the crime tape line on the southwest corner of the parking lot, employees could be seen entering the building and reporting from work.Davis said Walmart is open, but there will be lots of crime tape up for most of the day as a shoot team investigates the incident.The shoot team is made up of several jurisdictions will go over the incident with a fine tooth comb, Davis Cheap Oakley Sunglasses said, investigating and determining exactly what roll each person on scene played in the event and where they were located when events transpired.