RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in Richmond, Virginia (all times local):
The Richmond Police Department says it will release the body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a naked, unarmed man by an officer earlier this week.
The department said in a statement Thursday afternoon that Chief Alfred Durham has offered the family of Marcus-David Peters the first opportunity to see the video. Police say Peters was involved in a hit-and-run before running onto Interstate 95 during rush hour Monday afternoon and then charging an officer who fatally shot him.
The statement says after the family has seen the video, the department will hold a news conference to share it with the media. No timing was given for those planned events.
Richmond police have identified the officer who fatally shot a naked, unarmed man who they say ran onto an interstate highway after a hit-and-run.
The police department said in a statement Thursday that the officer, Michael Nyantakyi, remains on administrative leave while the investigation continues. Nyantakyi, who is black, is a 10-year veteran of the force.
Twenty-four-year-old Marcus-David Peters, who was African-American, died early Tuesday. Peters' family has said he was a high school science teacher.
Police say Peters was involved in a hit-and-run before running onto Interstate 95 and then charging Nyantakyi. They say Nyantakyi shot Peters after a stun gun "proved ineffective."
Police spokesman James Mercante says the department is consulting with a prosecutor's office about whether to release body camera footage of the incident.