Jayland Walker Sustained at Least 60 Gunshot Wounds, According to the Akron Police Chief, and Authorities Have Released Bodycam Footage!
Akron, Ohio, police officers shot and killed Jayland Walker during a chase last week. A medical examiner’s report showed that he had at least 60 gunshot wounds, said Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett on Sunday.
On Sunday, almost a week after the fatal shooting, city officials showed the shooting footage from the police body camera for the first time. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is investigating why a Black man who wasn’t armed was shot. The video raises more questions about what happened (BCI).
Police say that after a car chase, Walker got out of his car and ran away on foot. Officers thought Walker was reaching for his waist, and Mylett said, “They felt that Mr. Walker had turned and was making gestures and moving into a shooting position.”
Mylett said Sunday that Walker was not armed, though.
During the vehicle pursuit, police said, a gunshot was fired from Walker’s car, police said.