Sunday, November 29

A Black American, Walter Wallace Jr. Shot Ten Times By US Police Officers, Sparks Protests (Video)

Questions and grief linger after Philly police fatally shoot Walter Wallace Jr.; Mayor Kenney promises ‘speedy and transparent’ investigation

Philadelphia police fatally shot Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife on the 6100 block of Locust Street on Monday afternoon.

Family members and neighbors questioned the shooting, while city officials said an investigation was underway.

Wallace’s death prompted protests in West Philadelphia. Late Monday into early Tuesday, hundreds of people protested, with interactions between police and demonstrators turning heated and at times violent.

A female sergeant remained hospitalized Tuesday afternoon in stable condition with a broken leg after being “intentionally run over” by a pickup truck, the police commissioner said, and 29 other officers suffered “cuts and bruises” from being struck by projectiles such as rocks and bricks.

Police said as of Tuesday afternoon at least 91 people had been arrested in relation to the unrest.

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