Independence Day celebrations in Akron, Ohio have been canceled following the release of video footage showing police officers shooting and killing 25-year-old Jayland Walker. There were protests in the city overnight and they’ll likely continue into Monday night.

The Daily Wire reported:

On June 27, Akron authorities said they pursued Walker because the car he drove was involved in a crime the previous day. After refusing to stop, speeding through a residential neighborhood, and shooting at officers, Walker jumped out of the car in motion at a barricade.

Police said they fired up to 60 bullets at Walker after he jumped out of the moving vehicle and shot at the officers.

Although he did not have the gun with him as he ran, Police Chief Stephen Mylett said the video showed Walker reaching for something at his waist and turning as he ran, prompting the police to fire.

But to Walker actually take aim and fire at the police officers? WKYC reporter says there’s no evidence yet, only dispatch recordings of police saying “shots fired.”

WKYC has their story and they’re sticking to it:


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