Man Shot to Death at Wal-Mart
The next time you enter Wal-Mart, beware of the of the fake gun section. If you don’t, it could cost you your life.
At least that’s what happened to one Ohio man Tuesday night, according to the Dayton Daily News.
When 22-year-old John Crawford took a trip to the store, he ventured into the toy section and picked up a fake gun. That’s when cops allegedly opened fire, gunning him down and killing him in the aisle.
LeeCee Johnson, the mother of his three children, was in the store and on the phone with Crawford when the shooting occurred.
“I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human,” she said told the Ohio paper. “I hope the police get fired and sent to jail, because (the officer who fired) didn’t do his job.”
However, the police department believe they did act appropriately. At a press conference, Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers said police were responding to complaints about someone carrying a “rifle-like weapon.”
The New York Daily News reported that Crawford was actually holding a MK-177 or variable pump air rifle.
Crawford’s relatives disagree and have contacted civil rights organizations to seek justice.
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