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.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said Friday the bodycam footage concerned her.
“I’m quite careful about what I say because I do not know all the circumstances around it as far as what led up to it, what the officers experienced, and what they will be saying in their internal affairs interview,” she said. “With that said, I would only be speculating right now but what I saw was rather concerning”.

 

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