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The black man shot by Akron police was unarmed and police said he was afraid he might fire.

A black manshoots and is killed by aAkron policepolice officer with a bullet hail following a vehicle and foot chase. I did. firing, but firing appears to have come from the vehicle during pursuit, and police officers fear he may be preparing to fire when they release their weapons. Officials said.

Police released a video called "Painful" of Jayland Walker's pursuit and shooting on Sunday.

Chief Steve Millet tried to stop Walker's car at the beginning of Monday due to an unspecified traffic and equipment breach, but within a minute of pursuit. Said that he heard the sound of shot . A camera in the transportation department shot what looked like a flash of muzzle from a vehicle. Mr Millet said this changed the nature of the case from "normal traffic outages to current public security issues."

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Police slowed down after a few minutes and Walker still moved in a ski mask He said he came out of his car and ran away on foot. A pistol, a loaded magazine, and a wedding ring were found in the seat, and then when police believed that the shot came from the vehicle, a casing that matched the weapon was found.

After failing to use the stun device, foot tracking continues to the parking lot, at which point the bullet crescendo is heard. Millet has watched the video dozens of times and said it's hard to tell what Walker was doing at the time, but the stills seem to show that he's "down to the waist." And another photo seems to show that he is facing the officer and the third. The photo "captures the forward movement of his arm."

Shooting Later, the fired police officers monitored each other away, and the investigators who arrived guided the scene individually, Miett said.

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"Each independent police officer is associated with the feeling that Mr. Walker turned around and moved to the firing position. "He said.

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Mylett fires at someone The policeman is "ready to explain why they did what they did" It needs to be, and it needs to be clearly expressed. " The specific threats they faced ... and they need to be retained to explain. However, he said he had withheld judgments about their actions until they made a statement, and said the union president told him that everything was "fully cooperating" with the investigation.

Police said more than 60 wounds were found on the body, but further investigation is needed to accurately determine the number of rounds fired by eight police officers and the number of times Walker was attacked. Is. Officers provided assistance, and you can hear him say he still had a pulse, but he was declared dead on the scene, Mylett said.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost vowed to "complete, fair and expert investigation" and "the image of the camera you are wearing is just one view of the big picture. Conclusion A full review must be done before issuing. ”

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The police officers involved in the shooting were put on a paid leave, which is the standard practice in such cases.

Walker's family seeks peace as well as accountability, their lawyers said after the city released a video of the shooting. One of the lawyers, Bobby Dicello, said there were still shootings from police after Walker landed on the ground, and police handcuffed him before attempting first aid.

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"The way we reached this by tracking is beyond me," Dicello said, why Walker's family From the police, he added that he didn't know if he had escaped. Walker was saddened by the recent death of his fiancé, but his family showed no further signs of concern, Dicello said.

"He was sad, but he got over it," Dicello said. He said he wasn't sure if the ring found near the gun belonged to Walker.

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