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Lancaster Shooting- Video Shows Police Shot in Testicles of One of BLM Protesters with Rubber Bullet

 BLM protesters are surrounding the Lancaster city police station demanding the justice for the killing of  a 27- year-old man by police officer. The protesters and the police clashed and one of the protesters got a hit with rubber bullet on his testicles. The video shows the mourning of the man after the kick.

The protest erupted after a man identified as Ricardo Munoz, was shot and killed by a police officer after responding a call of domestic disturbance.

A crowd that grew to about 400 protesters gathered outside the Lancaster police station on Sunday night  after Munoz's death calling for justice and shouting “Not one more!” according to LancasterOnline. The protesters were relatively peaceful, a LancasterOnline reporter said during a live broadcast. At 11 p.m., protesters remained outside the station, shouting “No justice, no peace!” 

After protesters were warned to get off the police station ramp and declared an unlawful assembly. Police then open up the first round of tear gas.Protesters then begin to continue to throw projectiles at police.

After multiple warnings and deployments of tear gas to clear the police station ramp, the rioters refused to leave. That’s when the police began to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd of rioters.

Later on Sunday night police released body cam footage of the incident which shows, that when the officer gets in front of a residence in the 300 block of Laurel Street, Munoz immediately emerges from inside and runs toward the officer, brandishing a knife above his head, in clear view, in a threatening manner. The officer then fired. No one else was struck by gunfire. To repeat, the incident is under investigation. 

Police say an officer responded to a home in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, for a report of a domestic disturbance Sunday afternoon. A woman called 911 to say her brother was reportedly becoming aggressive with his mother and attempting to break into her house. Munoz was armed with a knife at the time of the shooting and they have body cam footage of the shooting that has been turned over to the Lancaster District Attorney's office.

Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams released a statement saying, "A police-involved shooting has significant impact on a community, as we are seeing with the large number of individuals gathering in the streets. However, I am asking that all reaction be tempered as the investigation is ongoing."

Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace also released a statement,"This has been a heartbreaking day for our city. I grieve for the loss of life and know that there are more questions to be answered as the investigation continues."

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on leave.

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