Walter Wallace Jr. was an African-American man who was killed after being shot by the police in an encounter in Philadelphia. Walter had a knife on him at the time but city officials have questioned the way in which he was shot and killed.
As a matter of fact, protestors have taken to the street in huge numbers in Philadelphia. Looters have also been stealing from businesses and protests have gone violent.
|Name||Walter Wallace Jr.|
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10 Facts About Walter Wallace Jr.
Walter Wallace Jr. was a 27-year-old man at the time of his death in October 2020 according to this source.
His Wikipedia page does not exist but you can read all about him in this article.
As per this source, Wallace Jr had just gotten married in October 2020. He was also the father of seven children.
The same source as above reports that all of his children were of school-going age. The name and details of his wife have not been made public yet.
Walter was shot in Philadelphia after reports of him assaulting an elderly woman at 6100 block of Locust Street emerged, it was also found that he had a knife at the time.
According to his cousin, his parents were watching as the incident took place and had been grieving ever since.
A cell-phone video of the shooting has made the rounds and reignited the argument of brutal force by the police.
An investigation is ongoing but many have criticized the police for shooting him. His family has also said that he had mental health issues.
According to documents, each police officer present fired at him seven times but it is unclear how many times he was actually shot.
White was also an aspiring rapper whose song was played at protests and demonstrations in the city which have caused more than 90 arrests and 30 police injuries.