Friday, August 8, 2014

Police shoots a man with a toy gun suspected to be a Robber at Beavercreek Walmart (see pic)

John Crawford was shot by the police believing he was a criminal with a gun. Little did they know it was a toy gun he got @ Beaver reek Walmart. (Read on)

Ohio Police Fatally Shoot
Man Holding an Air Rifle in
Walmart Toy Aisle.
John crawford
John Crawford

A couple called 911 because they believed 22-
year-old John Crawford was either going to
commit a robbery or shoot someone.

An Ohio man was killed by the police at Beavercreek Walmart. His family have called on civil rights
organizations because they believe the shooting
was not justified, Dayton Daily News reported .

On Tuesday night, 22-year-old John Crawford was
allegedly speaking on his cell phone to the mother
of his three children, LeeCee Johnson, when he was
shot down by officers.
“We were just talking. He said he was at the video
games playing videos and he went over there by
the toy section where the toy guns were. And the
next thing I know, he said ‘It’s not real,’ and the
police start shooting and they said ‘Get on the
ground,’ but he was already on the ground because
they had shot him,”
 “And I could hear him just crying and
screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he
was not even human.” Johnson told Dayton Daily News.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has since confirmed
that Crawford was holding an MK-177 BB/Pellet
rifle, also known as a “variable pump air rifle.”

WHIO Cincinnati reported that April and Ronald
Ritchie were in the hardware department that
Tuesday evening when they say Crawford with
what they believed to be a real gun and called 911.
"He just kept messing with it and I heard a clicking,"
April Ritchie said.

Ronald Ritchie said Crawford "was just waving [the
gun] at children and people...I couldn't hear anything
that he was saying. I'm thinking that he is either
going to rob the place or he's there to shoot

The Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal
Investigation has been asked to investigate the

Johnson criticized the police for not doing their job
properly and wants to see justice done. “I hope the
police get fired and sent to jail, because [the officer
who fired] didn’t do his job. He didn’t treat him like a
human being. He didn’t treat him like someone at
Walmart looking at toy guns,” she said.

Crawford’s family has reached out to the NAACP
and National Action Network for help.

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