Attorney blasts fatal police shooting at Wal-Mart

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 5, 2014, members of the Ohio Student Association gathered outside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office in Columbus, Ohio, to call for the release of in-store video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart. Organizers tell the Dayton Daily News they want to see what happened on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police. Officers say he refused to drop an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek.  (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Jim Otte)
In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 5, 2014, members of the Ohio Student Association gathered outside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office in Columbus, Ohio, to call for the release of in-store video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart. Organizers tell the Dayton Daily News they want to see what happened on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police. Officers say he refused to drop an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek. (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Jim Otte)

CINCINNATI (AP) — An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart says surveillance video shows he “was killed without justification or cause”

Attorney Michael Wright made the statement Tuesday following a meeting with state Attorney General Mike DeWine, whose office is investigating the Aug. 5 shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek.

DeWine said shortly after the meeting he showed Crawford’s relatives and their attorney 4 minutes of surveillance video of the shooting. He declined to discuss details of the video and emphasized the investigation is ongoing.

DeWine says a special grand jury will begin considering whether charges are appropriate against Beavercreek officers beginning Sept. 3.

Beavercreek police have said the shooting was justified.

Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. provided material to law enforcement officials for their investigation.

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