Man Picks Up Toy Gun At Walmart, Cops Shoot Him

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From Dayton Daily News:

Relatives of John Crawford, the man shot dead by police at a Beavercreek Walmart, say they’ve contacted civil rights organizations because they believe the shooting was not justified.

They believe he was killed possibly after he picked up a toy gun in the store.

Crawford, 22, of Ridge Drive in Fairfield, was identified as the man Beavercreek police shot and killed Tuesday night.

LeeCee Johnson, who said she is the mother of Crawford’s children, said she was on a cell phone call with Crawford when he was shot by officers. She said Crawford went to the area to visit family members.

“We was just talking. He said he was at the video games playing videos and he went over there by the toy section where the toy guns were. And the next thing I know, he said ‘It’s not real,’ and the police start shooting and they said ‘Get on the ground,’ but he was already on the ground because they had shot him,” she said, adding: “And I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.”

Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers did not answer questions Wednesday but said officers acted appropriately.

9 thoughts on “Man Picks Up Toy Gun At Walmart, Cops Shoot Him

  1. I wonder if the video evidence that walmart will have, will end up in court in one piece tamper free and clearly show what happened.

  2. “Officers acted appropriately..” I suppose if shooting first and asking questions later is appropriate, they did. Law enforcement has changed radically since I was involved in it, and not for the better. We served warrants by knocking on doors and questioned suspicious behavior without drawn guns. This new attitude is the result of IDF training and general militarization of police.

  3. I don’t know about this one. I mean, were cops actually hanging around the toy section in Walmart waiting for a kid to pick up a gun so they can shoot him? If so they have really lost their minds.

    1. Was wondering the same thing.

      Perhaps there were no dogs around so they went into Wally World to find someone to shoot (ie: murder).

  4. We are hearing more and more of cops and sheriffs killing people for nothing all the time. Moat of their so called investigations into these shooting excuse the murdering bastards that are doing it by saying it was done within department guideline and that those guide lines will be reviewed.Anyone that still thinks the militant pigs are there to do anything but spread terror and keep the simpletons in check are fools!

    1. Are those guidelines available for public review?
      Do those guidelines allow the shooting of people displaying toys?
      Do those guidelines allow the shooting of people in the produce section displaying bananas in a hostile manor?

  5. I cannot help being struck by how many out of control “shootings” are happening these days, at the hands of police, who are supposedly trained how and when to fire their guns to help maintain public safety, who are authorized to carry guns, while at the very same time loud clamorings for “gun control” to help prevent all of these terrible “shootings” — oh, the tragedy of it all! If only we had gun control these “shootings” wouldn’t happen and we would all be safe!

    Excuse me? Who is it that is more likely to lose control and kill an innocent person? I don’t shop at Wal-Mart but for virtually all of my life I would have assumed that I and my children would be safe shopping in the toy aisle of a store…. this is insanity how much of an assault on our safety is perpetrated by these police terrorists, meanwhile we have “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense” — hello??? How are you feeling now, Moms? You going to be taking your kids into the line of fire at the toy store anytime soon? Better hunker down, it’s the Wild West out there.

  6. Looks like the new angle for stores to draw people in will be a rack of bullet proof vests next to the shopping carts.

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