KEVIN Peterson, who was just 21, was fatally shot by police on October 29, according to his father.
Many details of the shooting remain unclear.
What happened to Kevin Peterson?
Peterson, a resident of Camas, Washington, was fatally shot in a bank parking lot in Vancouver, according to The Oregonian.
Witnesses told the newspaper that police cars converging on Peterson and fired as he stood in the lot.
His father, also named Kevin Peterson, confirmed that his son was killed by police.
A witness who was driving by told the newspaper that a black man was “just hopping around, looking worried.”
“And all of a sudden we just start hearing ‘pop pop pop pop,’” the man only identified as Dan told the Oregonian.
“We didn’t understand how fast it happened.”
Motorist Taylor Lappier told the newspaper he saw “roughly 25 officers wielding guns and/or riot shields” around the bank.
What are people saying about the shooting on social media?
Sympathy and outrage is pouring out on social media in wake of the fatal shooting.
“There is a baby that is now fatherless because cops have no education on how to deescalate and ‘serve & protect,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another Twitter user wrote: “A Black man named Kevin Peterson Jr was shot and killed by Vancouver police today In Washington.
“Otg reports are claiming he had his hands in his pockets when it happened. Enough is enough.”
Wrote another user: “Police being police killed another black man in Vancouver Washington. His name was Kevin Peterson Jr. Rest in Power Kevin.”
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