Funeral planned for man shot at Beavercreek Walmart

John Crawford
John Crawford (Contributed Photo)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) – Funeral arrangements are set for the man shot and killed by police at the Beavercreek Walmart.

John Crawford, III, will be remembered Saturday, August 16 at the Inspirational Baptist Church in the Cincinnati community of Forest Park. Funeral services begin at 11:00 a.m. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m.

Police say Crawford was waving a weapon in the store and refused to drop it on command. The gun turned out to be a toy bb gun.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation is now investigating what happened.

Crawford was a father of two young sons. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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