A young Black man was shot by police in Raleigh, North Carolina, and this has resulted in a protest.
The 26-year-old man, who has now been identified as Javier Torres, was shot by police on Tuesday night, March 10.
Videos shared online show Black people recording and accusing the police of shooting a young Black man over a pizza.
However, the police have released a statement stating that they received a report of a man with a gun. When they arrived at the scene, Javier ran and a chase ensued.
According to police, Torres was ordered to stop repeatedly and to drop the gun but he didn’t. He was shot once and was taken to WakeMed.
Raleigh police said a handgun described by the 911 caller was found at the scene where Javier was shot.
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The State Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the shooting. According to a release from the department, the shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. on N. Rogers Lane.
RPD said the officer who fired was wearing a body camera that captured the shooting. Other officers present were wearing cameras as well.
However, members of the Black community in Raleigh do not believe the police’s statement and they have gone into the streets to protest the shooting.
A video clip shows citizens In North Carolina protesting in front of the Chief of Police’s house. More footages show the aftermath of the shooting.
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