ANAHEIM, Calif. (KTLA) -- A possible handgun recovered at the scene of a police shooting on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim that left a 17-year-old girl dead was determined to be a replica, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday.
The fake gun — which was found next to the teen — was "designed to look identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun," a statement from the DA's office read.
Prosecutors released the new details about the shooting around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, but did not specify what transpired before the shooting that left Hannah Linn Williams dead.
A spokesman for the family responded about 30 minutes later, at a news conference that was scheduled prior to the DA's statement.
"We maintain she was unarmed," said the Rev. Jarrett Maupin. "A fake gun is a fake gun."
Hannah's relatives gathered at the news conference, held at Anaheim City Hall, where they mourned Williams and demanded answers as questions continue to swirl about the circumstances surrounding the teen's death.
“We are more than devastated," the teen's godmother Lynette Campbell said as she read a statement on behalf of the family. “Losing Hannah is hard. The circumstances in which we lost her has made it that much harder.”