抗议者突袭商店, 费城警察开枪后的自动取款机

抗议者突袭商店, 费城警察开枪后的自动取款机

Angry 抗议者 clashed with police in western Philadelphia Monday night and looted businesses after the death of a 27-year-old Black man at the hands of city 长官 earlier in the day.

Walter Wallace, who was allegedly holding a knife, was fatally shot while two police officers were responding to a complaint about a man with a weapon in Cobbs Creek, according to the Associated Press. 他 “advanced towardthe officers, who then firedseveral times,” the outlet reported.

VIOLENT CLASHES BREAK OUT IN PHILADELPHIA AFTER POLICE FATALLY SHOOT MAN WITH KNIFE: 报告

Wallace was hit in both the shoulder and chest, then taken in a police vehicle to a hospital, where he died.

Following Wallace’s death, which was recorded and posted on 社交媒体, hundreds of peoplesome armed with bricksprotested at the 52nd Street commercial district, and the demonstration quickly turned violent. Police cars and dumpsters were set ablaze and NBC10 Philadelphia reported that at least 30 police officers were hurt.

A 56-year-old sergeant was struck by a truck and was hospitalized with a broken leg among several other injuries.

Stores including several Rite Aid pharmacies, a restaurant, and clothing and shoe shops were broken into. Two ATMs were also reported to have been smashed.

多于 30 people were arrested during the confrontation, according to police.

City Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting and wrote in a statement that she hadheard and felt the anger of the community.

“居民们向我保证,调查将完全解决这些问题,” she promised.

The names of the two officers involved in the shooting were not immediately released. Both were taken off street duty, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“My prayers are with the family and friends of Walter Wallace,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement. “I have watched the video of this tragic incident and it presents difficult questions that must be answered. I spoke tonight with Mr. Wallace’s family, and will continue to reach out to hear their concerns firsthand, and to answer their questions to the extent that I am able.”

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Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., told the Inquirer that his son struggled with mental issues and that his wife had beentrying to defuse the situation.

“Why didn’t they use a Taser?“ 他问, referring to an electrical stun gun sometimes used to avoid deadly force.

The 52nd Street corridor has been the scene of unrest this year amid nationwide protests for social and racial equality following the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who perished while being detained by Minneapolis police.

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