Thu Dec 4, 2014 11:6PM GMT
Another unarmed black man has been killed by a white police officer in the United States, amid nationwide protests over a spate of police killings of African Americans in the country.
A Phoenix police officer fatally shot 34-year-old Rumain Brisbon on Tuesday evening. He died with two bullet wounds in his torso at a north Phoenix apartment complex.
The Phoenix Police Department quickly released a detailed account of the killing, claiming the officer had been told that the victim was selling drugs outside a convenience store and that he was armed.
“The officer gave the suspect several commands to get on the ground but he refused to comply, yelling profanities at the officer,” said the police statement issued on Wednesday.
“Fearing Brisbon had…
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