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Police: Manshot was unarmed and police were afraid he would fire

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Akron, Ohio (AP) — At the time of the shooting, a black man who was shot and killed by an Akron police officer with a bullet hail following a car and foot chase was unarmed but shot. Officials said police were afraid that he might be preparing to fire when they released their weapons, getting out of the vehicle during the pursuit that seemed to have happened.

On Sunday, police released a video of the mayor, called the "painful" of Jayland Walker's pursuit and shooting.

Chief Steve Millet tried to stop Walker's car at the beginning of Monday due to an unspecified traffic and equipment breach, but one minute of pursuit. He said he heard a shot from the car in less than a minute. A camera in the transportation department captured what looked like a flash of muzzle from a vehicle. Mylett said this changed the nature of the incident from "normal traffic outages to current public safety issues."

After a few minutes, the car slowed down and Walker came out of the still-moving car wearing a ski mask and ran away on foot, according to police. His seat had a handgun, a loaded magazine, a wedding ring, and then where police believed a bullet from the vehicle had been shot, a casing matching 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 said he had watched the video dozens of times and said it was difficult to distinguish Walker's behavior at the time, but the stills seem to show that he "falls 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."

After shooting The fired police officers monitored each other away, and the investigators who arrived guided the scene individually, Miett said.

"Each independent officer was involved in the feeling that Mr Walker turned around and moved to the firing position," he said.

Mylett fires at someone The officers "must be ready to explain what they did and the specific threat they are facing. Must be able to clarify ... and they need to be held in the account. "But he said he withheld judgments about their actions until they made a statement, the union president said. Said that everything told him that he was "fully cooperating" with the investigation.

Police said more than 60 wounds were found on the body, but further investigations could be made to accurately determine the number of rounds fired by eight officers and the number of times Walker was attacked. is necessary. Millet said he was declared dead on the scene, although officials provided assistance and he could be heard saying he was still in a pulse.

Ohio State Attorney General Dave Yost pledged "a complete, fair and expert investigation" and "the image of the camera you wear is just one view of the big picture. A full review must be done before issuing. ”

Officers involved in the shooting are placed on paid administrative leave, which is the standard practice in such cases. I was killed.

Walker's family wants peace as well as accountability, their lawyers said after the city released a video shoot. Bobby Dicello, one of the lawyers, said that even after Walker landed on the ground, police fired and police hand-locked him before trying to provide his first aid.

"The way we reached this by pursuit is beyond me," Dicello said, adding that Walker's family didn't know why he fled the police. Walker was saddened by the recent death of his fiancé, but his family had 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.