Police shooting leads to tension, protests in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Protesters in Raleigh are demanding answers and transparency from police after a officer wounded a suspect during a foot chase.

Officers responding to a 911 call about a man with a gun outside a shopping center said 26-year-old Javier Torres matched the caller’s description.

Police said Torres ran and officers chased him, repeatedly ordering him to stop and drop the weapon before he was shot.

Police say the body camera of the officer who shot him recorded the shooting, and they plan to work to release it.

Protesters marched to the police chief’s home and the governor’s mansion, later burning a U.S. flag.

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