Family says Walmart shooting ‘not justified’

Police and deputies respond to a shooting inside a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Police and deputies respond to a shooting inside a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio. (WDTN Photo\Brad Livesay)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – The parents of the man killed last week inside the Beavercreek Walmart are expected to speak publicly for the first time Monday.

The family of John Crawford scheduled a news conference for 1:00 p.m.

John Crawford
John Crawford (Contributed Photo)

According to a release by their attorney, the family feels the shooting was not justified.

There will also be a community town meeting tonight to address the case at the Dayton Boys Prep Academy on West Third Street.

Police say an officer shot Crawford when he refused to put down a gun he was waving in the store. It was later confirmed that the gun was a toy.

Crawford and another customer died. Angela Williams collapsed while fleeing the scene.

A visitation for Williams is tonight at 5:00 p.m. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home in Fairborn.

2 NEWS will stream the news conference live at 1:00 p.m.

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