Group protests at Wal-Mart where man fatally shot

Walmart shooting in Beavercreek, Ohio

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) – A small group protested outside a Wal-Mart store in suburban Dayton where a man was fatally shot by police after officers say he waved a weapon at customers.

The protesters held signs Saturday outside the Beavercreek store. One read: “Peace not cops.”

State authorities are assisting in the investigation into the Aug. 5 shooting death of 22-year-old John Crawford III, of Fairfield. Police say he was shot after he didn’t drop an air rifle when instructed to do so by Beavercreek police. Authorities say a 37-year-old customer also died after suffering a medical problem during evacuation of the store.

The Dayton Daily News reports that no protesters would agree to be interviewed.

Wal-Mart has said that it is working with investigators and is “saddened” by the loss of life.

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