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Protesters gathered outside of the home of Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck Brown and some even went to the governor’s home where they grabbed the American flag which was later seen burning on the street.
Protesters were upset because they felt the police were slow to release information regarding the shooting.
“We need immediate and swift transparency regarding this incident because the community has a right to know and needs to know what’s going on,”
– protester Kerwin Pittman
An official statement was released by the Raleigh Police Department regarding a 911 call they received around 6:40 pm involving the suspect, Javier Torres.
“Mr. Torres ran upon the arrival of the responding officers and a foot chase ensued, during which police repeatedly ordered Mr. Torres to stop and drop the gun. During the chase, Mr. Torres was shot one time by a responding officer. He was transported to a nearby hospital by EMS.”
– Official Statement
The incident occurred near the location where police shot and killed Soheil Antonio Mojarrad after he approached an officer with a knife last April. During that incident police body cam was turned off. However during the incident involving Torres police were wearing body cams and it is being investigated
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