The Philadelphia police on Monday fatally shot a 27-year-old Black man who they said was armed with a knife. This has led to touching off protests and violent clashes hours later in which the authorities said more than two dozen officersx were injured.

Mayor Jim Kenney said the shooting, which was partly captured on video by a bystander, raised “difficult questions that must be answered,” and the police commissioner promised an investigation.

The video footage has shown the moment Philadelphia police shot and killed the Black man, Walter Wallace, after he waved a knife in public.

The video footage was recorded from inside a nearby vehicle which captured the final moments of the confrontation. Wallace first can be seen walking around parked cars, crossing into the street from one side across to the other.

A woman appears to be trying to intervene to help him as two male police officers in the street point their guns at him, the video shows. As Wallace comes around a parked car into the street, the two officers can be seen backing up as he walks towards them.

At a point, Mr. Wallace, who is several feet from the officers in the video, walks toward them as they quickly move backward. The camera points down toward the ground as multiple shots ring out as police fire, striking him.

Protesters clashed with the police after the death of Walter Wallace Jr., who the authorities said had a knife. The mayor said the shooting raised “difficult questions that must be answered.”

Watch the shocking moment below;


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