Body cam footage has been released in the shooting death of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr.
The shooting took place on Monday afternoon just before 5 pm at Locust and South 61st streets. Officers responded to a call about a man with a weapon, and when they arrived they saw 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr holding a knife.
During the video you can hear one woman yelling “he is mental” and during the footage from the second officer you can hear him tell the other officer to “shoot him”.
According to his family, Walter was having a mental health crisis at the time he was shot.