Beavercreek Walmart closes during two Crawford rallies

Protestors hold die-in outside Beavercreek Walmart on the anniversary of John Crawford III's death (WDTN Photo/Robert Lowrey)
Protestors outside Beavercreek Walmart on the anniversary of John Crawford III's death (WDTN Photo/Robert Lowrey)
Protestors outside Beavercreek Walmart on the anniversary of John Crawford III’s death (WDTN Photo/Robert Lowrey)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – Two groups renewed their stand for justice on the one-year anniversary of the Beavercreek Walmart shooting.

The big box retailer temporarily closed while the protest took place.  In a statement, representatives said the closing was based on an “operations decision” and the store reopened after being closed for three hours.

The groups Ohio Open Carry and Black Lives Matter rallied outside the store where police officers shot and killed John Crawford III on August 5, 2014.

They are calling for federal charges and a thorough investigation after a grand jury declined to indict the two officers involved.

Officer Sean Williams fired the shot that killed Crawford. Sgt. David Darkow was also at the scene the night Crawford was holding a bb gun in an aisle of the store.

More than a dozen people were marching on the sidewalk outside of the Walmart parking lot.

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