Protesters are causing chaos in Akron Sunday night following the deadly police officer-involved shooting of Jayland Walker last week.
Walker opened fire on police officers during a car chase. He was gunned down during a foot chase when the masked man turned to face officers.
The Fraternal Order of Police say Walker had allegedly been involved in a felony car chase last week.
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Scene on Main Street by the Akron Civic Theater. Cars continue to drive past. Police have roads leading to Justice Center blocked. Dumpster fire is dying out. It seems like there is a stand-still. Just 15 minutes until midnight. @beaconjournal pic.twitter.com/7Z0vKJO7X8— Molly Walsh (@MollyWaIsh) July 4, 2022
Protestor who was tear-gassed by police has saline poured on face and in eyes by another demonstrator. pic.twitter.com/vtslj3WLqe— Molly Walsh (@MollyWaIsh) July 4, 2022
At Main and Church. Protestors have set dumpsters on fire. @beaconjournal pic.twitter.com/NpGMBOdYGs— Molly Walsh (@MollyWaIsh) July 4, 2022
Tear gas has been thrown. Cops are in riot gear. pic.twitter.com/qbumK4sexB— Molly Walsh (@MollyWaIsh) July 4, 2022
Outside police Headquarters Akron Ohio police use tear gas on protesters attempting to clear the streets of protesters 🎥🎞 pic.twitter.com/CJBV6raWmf— SOHOOD NEWS 24-7 🧨🔥🔥🔥 (@7Sohood) July 4, 2022