DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of protesters have staged a "die-in" outside a closed Ohio Wal-Mart to mark one year since a white police officer fatally shot a black man holding an air rifle on sale inside the store.
The group also carried a black coffin in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. The store closed ahead of the protest Wednesday evening.
John Crawford III was shot last Aug. 5 after a 911 caller reported someone waving a gun. Crawford had picked up an air rifle from a shelf.
Police say he didn't respond to orders to drop the weapon, but his family contends he had no chance to respond. A grand jury concluded the shooting was justified. Federal authorities are still reviewing the case.