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A 25-year-old Black man suffered at least 60 wounds when 8 Ohio officers opened fire on him

By: Connie Cao

Protesters demand answers for the shooting of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man, on the streets of Ohio. According to ABC News, "Officials released body-camera footage on Sunday, which shows the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of bullets fired by eight officers while he was unarmed and running away".

After the shooting on June 27, Jayland Walker's family demanded an explanation for his death. Large groups of protesters marched in front of the city police's headquarters, asking for justice.

"Early yesterday, we had several peaceful protests in the downtown footprint related to the officer-involved shooting of Jayland Walker. These protests did not escalate to violence and destruction," said Horrigan. "However, as night fell and others began to join, the protests became no longer peaceful. The shooting did significant property damage to downtown Akron. We cannot and will not tolerate the destruction of property or violence."

Police officials say that the shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. on June 27 when officers demanded that Walker pull over for a traffic violation and an equipment violation with his car. Police say that the driver refused to stop, leading to a dramatic chase and his death.

Police then played a video showing evidence of this event. The video shows the officer following the Buick off of Route 8 and continuing the chase on side streets, according to ABC News. Multiple officers in the video ran after Walker, who appeared to look over his shoulders as the officers took fire.

"People want and deserve answers, and they shall have them, “Ohio Attorney General, David Yost said. "Body-worn camera footage is just one view of the whole picture -- before concluding, the full review must take place."

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