The Columbus Division of Police released body-camera footage late Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Donovan Lewis, who was asleep in his bed.
This is yet another rise in murdering of African American men in their bedrooms.
Authorities say that around 2:28 a.m. on Tuesday, officers attempted to serve a felony warrant at an apartment on Sullivant Avenue. Body-camera footage shows Lewis was shot just seconds after several officers entered his second-floor apartment, and less than a second after officers burst open his bedroom door. Lewis had one hand raised as Officer Ricky Anderson, who had a K-9, opened fire. The footage shows officers then handcuffing a wounded Lewis instead of rendering medical assistance.
The incident marks the latest example of a search-warrant execution turned deadly. In February, Minneapolis Police Officers fatally shot 22-year-old Amir Locke inside an apartment moments after entering with a no-knock warrant for a case that had nothing to do with him. In March 2020, Louisville Metro Police Officers fatally shot Breonna Taylor while executing a similar no-knock search warrant in an investigation into the 26-year-old EMTs ex-boyfriend.
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