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US activists mark year since police shooting in Wal-Mart

US protesters stage 'die-in' outside Ohio Wal-Mart to mark 1 year since fatal police shooting

US activists mark year since police shooting in Wal-Mart

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Dozens of protesters have staged a "die-in" outside a closed Wal-Mart store in Ohio to mark one year since a white police officer fatally shot a black man holding an air rifle on sale inside the store.

The group also carried a black coffin in the parking lot of the store outside the city of Dayton. The store closed ahead of the protest Wednesday evening and later reopened.

John Crawford III was shot last Aug. 5 after a caller reported someone waving a gun. Crawford had picked up an air rifle from a shelf.

Police say he didn't respond to orders to drop the weapon, but his family contends he had no chance to respond. A grand jury concluded the shooting was justified. Federal authorities are still reviewing the case.


Updated : 2021-09-17 15:36 GMT+08:00