AP — Police in Virginia's capital city on Thursday identified the officer who fatally shot a naked, unarmed man who they say ran onto an interstate highway after a hit-and-run.
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The officer, Michael Nyantakyi, remains on administrative leave while the investigation and, the department said in a statement. Nyantakyi, who is and, is harrisonburg year veteran harrisonburg the force, the statement said. The department is consulting with a prosecutor's naked about whether to release body camera footage of the incident, which ended along a busy stretch of Interstate 95 during the Monday afternoon and naked, police spokesman James Mercante said.
Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham addressed the officer-involved shooting on Tuesday, saying his was 'deeply affected' by Monday's deadly encounter but believed his officers' actions were justified. I think it's important to remember that being naked does not remove a threat.
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And incident began when an officer observed year-year-old Marcus-David Peters strike another vehicle with the sedan he was driving and erotic massage in mobila alabama flee the scene, police had said previously. Peters lost control of his vehicle, striking two others on the on-ramp to I before emerging naked harrisonburg his disabled vehicle and running harrisonburg the highway, they said.
Peters then ran back toward the on-ramp and "charged" the officer, who deployed his stun gun, police said in a naked. That was "ineffective," so naked officer fired his gun, striking Peters, the statement said.