The victim's family lawyer claims that the man just went to the store
In the United States, where protests recently raged over the death of black George Floyd, police in Lafayette, Louisiana, shot dead a black man, Trayford P., on Friday during his arrest. This is reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to local media.
The city police said that they received information about a man armed with a knife who was in a car park. At first, they tried to detain him with a stun gun, but when the man rushed to the supermarket, they opened fire.
The wounded 31-year-old Trafford P. was taken to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
The police did not report how many shots the law enforcers fired towards the deceased, but according to local media, there were about ten of them.
The lawyer for the deceased's family, Ben Crump, believes that the police responsible for the shooting should be immediately removed from their duties, and called on the police to explain вЂњthe careless shooting and the tragic murder of a man.
"Trayford was surrounded by officers and was shot at more than ten times,вЂќ the lawyer says on Twitter.
He also posted a video, allegedly filmed by witnesses, showing a black man walking down the street to a store, being caught up by the police and shooting at him. At the same time, the video shows about ten law enforcement officers.
Several cops surrounded a Black man and fatally shot him 10+ times tonight in Lafayette, LA! He reportedly had a knife and was walking away from police, but didnвЂ™t deserve to die вЂ” they acted as judge jury and executioner. We demand JUSTICE and ANSWERS. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/6gI3rNU4FH— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) August 22, 2020