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Dozens march after fatal police shooting in Alabama

August 15, 2019

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Dozens of people marched and carried signs following a fatal shooting by an off-duty police officer in east Alabama.

A demonstration held Wednesday afternoon follows the death of a man identified by relatives as 19-year-old Javaon Ousley. The Alabama A&M University student was killed by a Lincoln police officer Tuesday.

A statement from Lincoln police says an off-duty officer was shot in the arm while completing a Facebook Marketplace deal. But the statement doesn’t mention the fatal shooting or give details about what led to gunfire.

Ousley was black, and some protesters carried signs saying “black lives matter.”

Relatives say they can’t get answers about the shooting, which happened near a housing project basketball court in Talladega.

Ouley’s grandmother, Janice Ousley, says relatives want to know what happened.

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