BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store in southwestern Ohio say they disagree with any preliminary suggestion that the shooting was justified and have many unanswered questions.
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III said in an emailed statement that Crawford's family hasn't seen video surveillance from the shooting and will hold a news conference Monday to discuss their concerns.
The 22-year-old Fairfield man was shot Aug. 5 at a Wal-Mart store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek.
Police say Crawford was shot after he didn't drop an air rifle when instructed to do so by Beavercreek police. State officials are assisting in the investigation.
Authorities say a 37-year-old customer also died after suffering a medical problem during evacuation of the store.