The mayor and city police launched a
Plea for calm
in light of the already announced protests.
– According to the police account, the agents tried to stop the young man’s car for committing an unspecified traffic violation and less than a minute after the chase it appeared that a bullet had been fired from his car. At this point the issue became a matter of public safety. After a few minutes, the car slowed down and Walker got down, wearing masks and rushing to a parking lot, where he heard the sound of gunfire.
– A pistol and a full magazine were found in Walker’s car, while a compatible cartridge case was found from where the police believed the bullet heard during the chase was fired. All clients involved were suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
Walker family and LeBron James
– The victim’s family and lawyer are demanding justice, wondering why the police fired all those shots at an unarmed man. In a tweet, NBA star LeBron James, a native of Akron, asked to pray for his city.
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