Looting and Rioting in Philadelphia Over Shooting of Armed Black Man

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Looting in Philadelphia following the police shooting of a Black man armed with a knife continued throughout Monday night and Tuesday morning. Video from a local ABC affiliate shows looters emptying a Foot Locker.

Rioters and looters took to the streets shortly after two Philadelphia police officers shot and killed a Black man who advanced on them with a knife.

The unrest began after two officers shot and killed an armed Black man, Walter Wallace, Jr. Video shot by a witness shows Wallace approaching two police officers around a car and into a street. Officers ordered Wallace repeatedly to drop the knife before firing.

Wallace continued approaching the retreating officers with the knife extended toward the police. Multiple shots rang out, and Wallace fell to the ground. A responding police officer loaded Wallace into a vehicle and drove him to the hospital. He later died from his wounds.

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