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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again.
Akron police released video Sunday of the pursuit and killing of 25-year-old Jayland Walker.
The mayor called the June 27 shooting “heartbreaking” while asking for patience from the community.
It isn’t yet clear how many shots were fired by the eight officers who were involved, but Walker sustained more than 60 wounds.