After the death of an African American in a police operation in the US state of Ohio, the autopsy revealed that the 25-year-old was hit by 46 bullets. “We have not been able to determine which bullet ultimately killed him,” the coroner in charge said on Friday, according to the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper.
At the same time, the coroner said that no drug or alcohol residues were found in Jayland Walker’s body.
After Walker’s death at the end of June, there were days of mass protests in the city of Akron. According to the police, the 25-year-old had not complied with the request to stop his car for violating traffic regulations. Rather, he drove away and a shot was fired from Walker’s car during the chase. He later continued his escape on foot and was ultimately surrounded by police officers.
Walker behaved in a manner that officers perceived as a “deadly threat,” police said. Eight police officers present therefore opened fire on the African American. The eight officers are suspended from duty pending the end of the investigation into the 25-year-old’s death.