Outrage over the death of Jayland Walker, a Black man who was shot by police 60 times, has spread throughout the US state of Ohio.
Thousands of protestors have filled the streets to call for justice in the 25-year-old man’s death.
According to reports, authorities are getting ready to disclose the body cam video of Walker’s murder.
According to Walker’s attorney, the victim may have had 60 wounds.
The policemen responsible for Walker’s death have been put on administrative leave as an investigation with the mayor of Akron continues.
The city’s police head had not yet provided information on the event as of Sunday.
According to lawyer Bobby DiCello, it is thought that the police shot at Walker up to 90 times, even though a study by his office found that Walker had “60 to 80 wounds.”
However, the lawyer pointed out that a single bullet can result in several wounds.
The lawyer stated that he had watched the body camera footage of the murder before it was to be made public and added that his team had not found any proof that Walker fired at the cops.
However, authorities claim Walker escaped from a traffic stop in the early morning hours after officers heard a gunshot from Walker’s car.
He allegedly fled before being fatally shot in a nearby parking lot, according to the authorities.DiCello said, “He is just in a down sprint when he is dropped by I think the count is more than 90 shots,”
“Now how many of those land, according to our investigation right now, we’re getting details that suggest 60 to 80 wounds,” he added.
In a statement released after the incident, police said, “actions by the suspect caused the officers to perceive he posed a deadly threat to them.”
Walker’s death provoked minor protests in Akron on Wednesday, and many people connected the tragedy to a number of high-profile Black persons killed by police in the US in past few years.
Following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was horrifically hacked to death in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2020, the fury in the US reached a peak.