A video published on Sunday showed the involvement of 8 police officers in Akron, Ohio, in the shooting that killed an unarmed black citizen named Gayland Walker, and it was found that he had about 60 bullet wounds he sustained after he escaped from a traffic ambush last week.

Police showed multiple videos at a news conference, which they said showed a bullet fired from the car that Gayland Walker, 25, was driving.

Walker fled in a car after officers tried to drive him to the side of the road for a minor traffic violation, and the video shows that he jumped out of the car after a chase that lasted a few minutes and ran away from the police.

Police say he was turning to officers who at the time believed he was armed, and that a firearm was later found in his car.

 A march on the streets of Akron, in which participants raised banners reading "Black Lives Matter" and chanted "Justice for Gayland" chants.


Family Lawyer: Brutal Clip

The Walker family's attorney, Bobby DeChilo, told reporters he was "deeply concerned" by the police's claim that Walker shot officers from his car, stressing that he did not give any reason to shoot Walker.

In comments published on Sunday by the Akron Beacon Journal, Deschello described the video as "brutal".

DeCicello said his team had not seen any evidence that Walker had fired, and that video from a camera attached to a police officer's uniform showed him running with his back to officers when they shot him.

"We are all waiting for people's reaction, and the only message we have is that the family does not want any new violence," he added.

The lawyer noted that it was not clear how many bullets were fired at Walker because one bullet can cause two injuries;

They are an entry hole and an exit hole in the body.

Police press conference in Akron to explain the repercussions of the accident (Reuters) 

Forensic report

A police statement said the officers involved in Walker's killing were given paid administrative leave from their work.

Arkon Police Chief Stephen Millett said - in a press conference - that forensic medicine is still trying to determine the number of bullets fired at Walker, and that the forensic report recorded 60 injuries in Walker's body, while local media reported that police officers fired more than 90. Bullet to Walker.

Millett added that officers tried to provide him with first aid after he was shot, but he was declared dead at the place where he fell.

He said officers said they believed Walker was "in a shooting position" when he got out of his car, prompting them to respond to him as a potential threat.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan called for calm, saying that "many will want to express their discontent publicly, and I fully support our residents' right to peaceful assembly."

During a press conference, he expressed his great sadness, adding, "But I hope that people will agree that violence and destruction are not the solution."

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident, and the agency has not confirmed any of the publicized details.

Walker's killing last Monday is the latest in a series of killings of black men by law enforcement forces in the United States, which critics describe as racist and unjustified killings, including the killing of George Floyd in 2020 in the city of Minneapolis, which sparked protests around the world against police brutality and racial grievances.

On Sunday afternoon, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Akron organized a peaceful march in which hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of the city - of about 200,000 people - waving banners reading "Black Lives Matter" and chanting, including "Justice for Gayland".