Angry US Citizens Protest Over Shooting of Black Man in Akron

US protests over fatal police shooting of Black man (File Photo: Reuters)

Jayland Walker, 25, was shot and killed Monday, after officers tried to stop his car over a traffic violation

Angry activists on Friday rallied in the city of Akron in the Midwestern United States following yet another police shooting death of a Black man earlier this week.

Jayland Walker, 25, was shot and killed Monday, after officers tried to stop his car over a traffic violation, the police department in the city of Akron, Ohio said.

But Walker drove off and fired a shot as police engaged in a car chase, which lasted several minutes. He eventually got out of his car, while it was still moving, and fled on foot.

Several officers finally chased Walker to a parking lot, where “actions by the suspect caused the officers to perceive he posed a deadly threat to them, “leading them to open fire, the police statement said.

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