Riots in US as unarmed Black man gets killed


Protests erupted in United States’ North Carolina city as a judge granted the release of police body-camera footage showing the aftermath of the killing of Jason Walker, an unarmed Black man who was shot by an off-duty police officer.
According to a news agency, protestors were Relatives of Walker and residents of Fayetteville and they demanded justice in Saturday’s killing, chanting slogans such as “Jason Walker matters”.
Civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has represented the families of other unarmed Black people killed by police in recent years, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, promised to get to the bottom of the killing.
“The truth will be revealed for Jason Walker,” said Crump, who organised the rally.
Jeffrey Hash, the off-duty police officer who shot Walker, was driving his vehicle with his wife and daughter when they approached Walker, an unarmed 37-year-old Black man crossing the street near his parents’ house.
Moments later, Hash opened fire, and soon Walker lay dead from gunshot wounds.
In an amateur video filmed just after the shooting and posted online, Hash explains to fellow officers called to the scene that Walker jumped into the middle of the street and that he had hit the brakes to avoid him.