Detroit Police Fire 38 Shots In 3 Seconds, Killing Black Man

Detroit police said they fired 38 shots in three seconds at Porter Burks, a 20-year-old schizophrenic Black man
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Detroit police said they fired 38 shots in three seconds at Porter Burks, a 20-year-old schizophrenic Black man, as he was in an apparent mental health crisis, killing him.

During a press conference on Tuesday with Detroit Police Chief James White, snippets of body camera footage were shown of events leading up to the fatal shooting that occurred Sunday. The body camera footage shown involved a trained crisis intervention officer identified as Shawn in the video.

In the video, officers can be heard negotiating with Burks, who is alleged to have been armed with an 8-inch blade knife, ordering him to put it down and offering to get him some help.

"You're not in any trouble, just drop the knife and we'll get you some help," the officer said in the video.

Burks can be seen running toward officers in the video before he was fatally shot.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/detroit-police-fire-38-shots-seconds-killing-b...

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