Grand Jury Reviews Fatal Wal-Mart Shooting
XENIA, Ohio (AP) A grand jury is looking into the fatal shooting of a man by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart to determine whether charges should be filed in the racially charged case.
An official says the special Greene County grand jury was seated Monday morning in Xenia. It isn’t known how long it will take jurors to make a decision in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old John Crawford III.
Crawford, who was black, was shot by police Aug. 5 while holding an air rifle his family says he’d taken off a shelf at the store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Police say Crawford didn’t obey officers’ commands to put down the weapon. The two officers involved are white.
About 20 people gathered outside the courthouse to pray for “a peaceful process.”