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AKRON, Ohio, July 3 (Reuters) – Video released on Sunday showed eight police officers in Akron, Ohio, were involved in a shooting that killed an unarmed Black man whose body was found with some 60 gunshot wounds after he fled a traffic stop last week.

Police played multiple videos at a news conference, one of which they said shows a gunshot being fired from the car driven by Jayland Walker, 25, who was being pursued by officers.

The article goes on to state the following:

Walker jumped out of the car and ran away from police, the video showed. Police say it appears he was turning toward officers, who at the time believed he was armed. A gun was later recovered from his car.


Bobby DiCello, the attorney for the Walker family, referred to the video as “brutal,” and noted that “we’re all bracing for the community’s response.”

“The one message that we have is the family does not need any more violence,” DiCello said, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

The police department released a statement on Tuesday that said in part, “The operator of the vehicle refused to stop; as a result, a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The suspect vehicle entered Route 8 southbound as the officers gave chase. During the pursuit, officers reported a firearm being discharged from the suspect vehicle.”

“The pursuit continued for several minutes until the suspect vehicle slowed down near the intersection of E. Wilbeth Rd. and Clairmont St. While the vehicle was still moving, the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot. Officers engaged the suspect in a foot pursuit in order to apprehend him. The suspect ran northbound into a nearby parking lot. Actions by the suspect caused the officers to perceive he posed a deadly threat to them. In response to this threat, officers discharged their firearms, striking the suspect,” the statement added.

Officers administered first aid, though Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The department confirmed that the officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with departmental procedure.

WATCH:

The shooting sparked days of protests outside the police headquarters calling for “Justice for Jayland,” on Sunday.

REPORT: Police officers shot fleeing Black man dozens of times, lawyer says

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11 COMMENTS

  1. What they don’t get is that if this guy was not firing off a gun and the police did not have to be called in the first place none of this would have happened. And yes they’re already shots fired they say he was shooting at the police in his video evidence if so he basically committed suicide by cop.

  2. Walker’s attorney statement to the incident was that they were bracing for the response from the community”…are you kidding? What might that be, sir?

    “Bobby DiCello, the attorney for the Walker family, referred to the video as “brutal,” and noted that “we’re all bracing for the community’s response.”

  3. Nobody would be dead or in trouble if the freaking guy would have stopped his car and cooperated. Instead, as usual, he fled and now he’s dead. Sorry…I don’t feel sorry for him at all. It only took his ears to listen to what he was told!

    • ANOTHER black martyr , ANOTHER excuse for the sheep to gather and invoke violence and destruction all in the name of a LAWBREAKER , no tears here either .

  4. Why did he flee the cops? Why did he shoot at them? What was he hiding? If it’s true he did not have any type of record but then again it only takes a shot towards the police fleeing in a car to create a record.

    It is tragic that he died but he brought it on himself by shooting at the police and running. Seems like his lawyer is trying to cause more problems than there should be. Typical black psychology

  5. Bracing for the communitys response
    It’s going to become another George Floyd shit show rioting in the streets burning down cities you know like the summer of love in 2020 same shit different year I’m so sick of this bullshit if we had a real president this shit wouldn’t be happening except we have a brain dead vegetable in the wh

  6. Here we go, again. Now starts the dog and pony show on the fake news outlets and the mock outrage from the blacktivists and domestic terror groups parading around as protestors. Summer 2022 here we come.

  7. Same damn story every single time. Black man can’t obey and follow civil rules of society. He resists and ends up dead. Even a 5 yr ild kid knows to follow the rules and mot carry an illegal weapon.

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