Marchers protest police shooting of naked man – Man was unarmed but charged officer, who fired a stun gun, then his service weapon.

Marchers for Marcus-David Peters shout as they arrive at Richmond Police Headquarters from VCU's Siegel Center in Richmond, Va, on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Twenty-four-year-old Marcus-David Peters was shot and killed May 14 by a Richmond police officer after a confrontation on Interstate 95. Peters was unarmed but charged at the officer, who first fired a stun gun and then his service weapon. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 06/02 — Hundreds of protesters are demanding answers about last month’s fatal shooting of a man who had run naked onto an interstate highway.

The protesters marched Saturday afternoon down Broad Street in Richmond holding signs that said “Help Not Death” and “Justice for Marcus-David.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia was among the groups participating in the protest.

Marchers, including Jessica Moreno, center, shout, “Justice for Marcus”, as they head to Richmond Police Headquarters from VCU’s Siegel Center in Richmond, Va, on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Twenty-four-year-old Marcus-David Peters was shot and killed May 14 by a Richmond police officer after a confrontation on Interstate 95. Peters was unarmed but charged at the officer, who first fired a stun gun and then his service weapon. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

 

Twenty-four-year-old Marcus-David Peters was shot and killed May 14 by a Richmond police officer after a confrontation on Interstate 95. Peters was unarmed but charged at the officer, who first fired a stun gun and then his service weapon.

Both Peters and the officer who shot him are black.

Family members, including Princess Blanding, center right, sister of Marcus-David Peters, her daughter, Tionna Blanding, 10, center left, cousin Rachel Melvin, right, and others pray after a march for Peters in front of Richmond Police Headquarters in Richmond, Va, on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Twenty-four-year-old Marcus-David Peters was shot and killed May 14 by a Richmond police officer after a confrontation on Interstate 95. Peters was unarmed but charged at the officer, who first fired a stun gun and then his service weapon. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

 

Peters’ family has asked police to release their protocols for dealing with people suffering from episodes of mental instability.

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