Wednesday Service for Jayland Walker
AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – It’s a day for family, friends and others who’ve learned about Jayland Walker from his untimely death to come together for a final goodbye.
The 25-year-old will be laid to rest following a 2 p.m. funeral at the Akron Civic Theater downtown.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The family had asked that citywide protests be suspended for the day.
Walker suffered 60 gunshot wounds as a group of officers fired after he refused to raise his hands and made a threatening move, according to police.
BCI is investigating.
For more than two weeks, the city of Akron has been turbulent, with protests against police and cries for justice over the shooting death of Jayland Walker; today, the 25-year-old man is remembered at a memorial service at the Akron Civic Theater at 2 p.m… Walker was shot dead by a number of city officers after he refused to stop his vehicle, fired a shot from the car, and then got out and made a threatening move, according to police.