Walter Wallace Jr. was an African-American man. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in 1993.
- He has a twin.
- He was a resident of West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, United States.
- His father Walter Wallace Sr. told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he was on medication for mental health issues.
- He recently got married to Dominique Wallace who is pregnant.
- He has seven children.
- On October 26, 2020, he was armed with a knife while in distress on the 6100 block of Locust Street in Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia. Cops were called. Philadelphia Police Department officers responded and asked him to drop the knife. He refused and instead advanced towards the cops, who decided to shoot him at around 4:00 p.m.
- He was hit in the shoulder and chest.
- His mother witnessed how he was shot by the cops.
- He was 10 feet away from the cops who gunned him down in front of his mother, WHYY quoted eyewitness Bruce Booker as saying.
- One of the officers put him in a police vehicle and rushed him to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in the University City section of West Philadelphia where he was pronounced dead, WHYY reported.
- His neighbor Maurice Holloway, who witnessed how he was shot by the cops, told NBC10, “I believe they could have taken the right actions and possibly shot him in the leg or not shot him, as well. His mother was there. If your mother was there, she’s there to protect you. They shouldn’t have shot that man in front of his mother.”
- After his death, his cousin Carnell Hurley said in a statement obtained by NBC10, “Walter was a nice man he would do anything and everything for anybody. No matter what the favor was or what time it was he would always come through.”
(This is a developing story. More details will be added soon.)