4th of July festival cancelled as Akron, OH prepares for riots due to a fatal police shooting

In the third fatal police shooting within the city in the past six months, Akron, Ohio now finds itself bracing for riots.

25-year-old Jayland Walker, a black man, was reportedly shot 60 times by police after a brief car chase Monday.

Akron protestors by Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal

Police stated that Walker refused to stop after officers tried to pull him over for traffic and equipment violations, then he opened fire on said officers. He then disembarked from his vehicle in a parking lot, leading to police considering him a “deadly threat.” As such, they responded with the use of stun guns and then actual firearms.

Multiple officers were on the scene and have been put on administrative leave following the shooting.

By the end of the chase, eight cruisers were following Walker according to traffic camera footage.

The death has been ruled a homicide and a firearm was found in Walker’s car.

Now, Akron has cancelled their “rib, white, and blue” July 4th celebration as they prepare for riots.

The family of Jayland Walker has demanded answers and “accountability” from police, and, as is often the case after a fatal police shooting, protestors have been lined up demanding “justice.”

Further details from the investigation of the shooting have yet to be released, however that will not stop the radical, anti-police left from jumping to conclusions as they prepare to riot in the Ohio city.

Body cam footage is scheduled to be released by Akron on Sunday.

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