PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (WJW) – There are numerous reports in Philadelphia that thirty police officers have been injured in riots following a fatal police shooting.
A dozen of these employees needed to be hospitalized for their injuries, according to local reporters.
Thirty people have been detained for violence, according to WPVI.
Police responded to an internal call shortly before 4pm on Monday.
Video shows police officers with weapons pulled into a neighborhood.
Initial reports indicate that Walter Wallace was armed with a knife and refused calls to drop his weapon.
You can hear the police shout “Put the knife in” several times.
Video shows officers shooting him several times.
Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene.
A statement issued by the mayor and police commissioner said the shooting was under investigation.
He did not say whether it had been confirmed that Wallace was armed.
“I watched the video of this tragic incident and it presents difficult questions that need to be answered,” Mayor Jim Kenny said in a statement.
“I admit that the video of the incident raises many questions,” said Police Commissioner Daniel Outlaw.
“Residents assure me that these issues will be fully addressed by the investigation. While I was on stage tonight, I heard and felt the anger of the community. “
After the shooting, protesters gathered in front of the police station.
According to reporters at the scene, a police sergeant was run over by a truck.
Other officers were injured while throwing bricks at them, NBC Philadelphia reported.
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