Created on Monday, 11 August 2014 Written by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) — Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store in southwestern Ohio believe video from the store will provide answers about what happened that day and hopefully vindicate him.
The family's attorney and the father of 22-year-old John Crawford III said Monday that they have requested surveillance video and communications between police and store security from Aug. 5. Crawford was shot that day at the store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Police say he was shot after he did not drop an air rifle when instructed to do so by officers.
Crawford's father, John Crawford Jr., says he doesn't doubt his son will be vindicated once the facts are known.
The family also is asking the community to withhold judgment until the investigation is completed.