Bodycam footage released shows police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr

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Graig Graziosi
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 (Independent)
(Independent)

Philadelphia police released bodycamera footage of the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr on 26 Oct.

Police were responding to a domestic disturbance call from Mr Wallace’s mother on the day of the shooting. Mr Wallace had a knife and ran at police during the encounter. Police fired a total of 14 rounds at Mr Wallace. 

Bystanders said they knew Mr Wallace and were yelling for the police not to shoot him. 

Mr Wallace’s mother - who said she just wanted help de-escalating the situation - said her son had mental health issues. 

The footage was released on 3 Nov.