But within hours, the city’s police chief released a detailed account of what happened, defended his officers’ actions and credited the deceased man’s mother with pacifying angry neighbors.
The two officers involved in the shooting have been identified as Ryan Bailey, who is black, and Jacob DeBoard, who is white, Lepley said.
A Richmond police officer walks out of an alley at the scene of a shooting involving a police officer, in the Fan District of Richmond, Va., Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
The Richmond police chief says an armed suspect who was killed in a shootout with police fired first and his two officers have been justified in returning hearth.
The chief says Hargrove, who is black, fired first after refusing police commands to drop his weapon.
According to the police chief, results of an internal investigation will be turned over in about a month to the Richmond prosecutor.
The incident was the latest in a string of deaths of black men at the hands of police in the past year, including in Ferguson, Missouri; New York; and North Charleston, South Carolina.
Durham said that Hargrove was shot once.
Durham said the officers were not racially profiling the suspect and argued the case was not racially motivated. Officers across the nation have come under greater scrutiny recently as videos and other evidence has shown blacks being mistreated, injured or killed by white officers.
“There’s too much of this going on”, Gaither said.
The Richmond police chief is promising a radical investigation into the deadly police capturing of an armed suspect. It’s not clear what race the second officer is. That’s when the shooting started. Officer Nicholas Castrinos was responding to the shooting call when he flipped his patrol vehicle over near Broad and Lombardy streets. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. “I love this community and we will be open and transparent”.
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Lenora Gaither was one of the people in the crowd questioning the police chief about the shooting.