State investigators take over Beavercreek Walmart to recreate sh - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

State investigators take over Beavercreek Walmart to recreate shooting

John Crawford III provided photo. John Crawford III provided photo.
Beavercreek Sgt. David Darkow (L) and officer Sean Williams (R). (Provided photos) Beavercreek Sgt. David Darkow (L) and officer Sean Williams (R). (Provided photos)
BEAVERCREEK, OH (FOX19) -

Officials from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation took over the Beavercreek Walmart Tuesday night to further investigate the shooting death of John Crawford III.

According to an article by WDTN in Dayton, Beavercreek police dispatch said the store was going to be closed from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. for maintenance. But the Dayton station crew saw a BCI truck outside and saw investigators inside the store. One of their photojournalists also reported hearing test gunfire.

WDTN was given a statement saying:

Agents with the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) conducted a reconstruction of the incident in an effort to further define the timeline of events. All of the evidence gathered as part of the investigation will be given to the Hamilton County special prosecutor appointed by the court to present the case to a Greene County Grand Jury.

John Crawford was shot and killed by police on Aug. 5 in the Beavercreek Walmart after police say he wouldn't drop an air rifle.  He was holding a MK 177 pellet gun, which police mistook for an AR 15 rifle.

Crawford's family has spoken out since the incident, saying they disagree with the police department's conclusion that the shooting was justified.

About 200 people rallied at the Walmart on Sunday in an effort to shed more light on the shooting.

A grand jury is scheduled to meet about the case Sept. 22.

Read WDTN's full article here: http://bit.ly/1xa4XJM

Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly