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 (http://bit.ly/1nF89T1 ) 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.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com