Police shot black man dead in Atlanta, protests spark again
A police shooting on Friday evening in Atlanta killed an African-American man.
Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot dead by police outside a Wendy outlet in Atlanta , Georgia on Friday night as he slept in the restaurant’s drive-through lane.
The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) said, “We are done dying,” Violence erupted after Brooks’s killing.
Protesters in the fast food restaurant where Brooks died gathered.
NAACP said, “We do not have the full right to live in this country.” It urged people to speak against racism. “Business, as usual, may cost us our livelihoods and our lives.”
Rayshard Brooks has been shot twice in the back according to a release by the Fulton County, Georgia, Medical Examiner’s Office. He died from damage to the organ and from loss of blood.
The post mortem on Sunday announced that Brooks had died as a result of gunshot wounds.
The Fulton County District Attorney has criticized the treatment of police officers over the death of Brooks.
“(Brooks) did not seem to present any kind of threat to anyone, and so the fact that it would escalate to his death just seems unreasonable,” DA Paul Howard told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday.
“It just seems like this is not the kind of conversation and incident that should have led to someone’s death.”