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Attorney blasts fatal police shooting at Wal-Mart

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Posted at 6:38 PM, Aug 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-19 14:40:36-04

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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8/19/2014 5:15:58 PM (GMT -4:00)