Police in Vancouver, Washington, are conducting the next day of protests for the protests. On Thursday night, police officers fatally shot and killed a 21-year-old black man in a bank parking lot.
Representatives of the Clark County Sheriff shot and killed 21-year-old Kevin Peterson near the Bank of America before 6 pm on Thursday. The persons involved have not been named. Protesters gathered near the shooting site on Thursday night, and mourners plan to gather at the scene on Friday night to stay vigilant.
The police did not provide any details about the shooting until Friday afternoon, when Sergeant Chuck Atkins said that the representatives had been conducting drug investigations when they began hunting Peterson on foot.
“Then chasing afterwards, a representative from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was hunting down a man with a gun. As far as I know, the man reportedly shot at the representative several times after entering the bank parking lot. The representatives fired. People were brutally killed. As far as I know, the man’s gun was monitored on the spot.” Atkins said at a brief press conference.
Before the incident, Peterson called his girlfriend Olivia Selto. She was reportedly still on the phone with Peter when he was shot. Oregonian. She said she heard gunshots. The couple have a child, Kailiah Peterson (Kailiah Peterson).
She told the newspaper: “I told him I loved him a lot, and he said it back.”
When Kevin Peterson said that his son had five siblings, he said, “He is not a problem kid at all. He is a good boy. He has no records, nothing. It’s a pity that this happened to him. “He said that he was not allowed to identify his son until early the next morning.
The Independent Investigation Team of Southwest Washington has taken over the investigation into the shooting, and Atkins said he “fully supports it.” At the press conference on Friday, Atkins said: “Since this is not my investigation, I will wait with you for the information I need.”
Atkins said he supported the demonstrators who planned to meet.
He said: “It is right and right for the community to feel sad with the family.” “I have a team dedicated to ensuring that people can come over and hold a peaceful meeting. No matter who you want to call, obviously they will They are allowed to do this. This is our expectation, and they have the right to come over and show respect.”