- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Friends and relatives of a man in a wheelchair who was shot by Wilmington police are demanding that officers be held accountable for his death.

About 75 people staged a peaceful march and rally Friday to protest last month’s shooting of 28-year-old Jeremy McDole.

Officers encountered McDole, who was black, after receiving a 911 call about man who had shot himself and was still armed with a handgun. A bystander’s cellphone footage shows police repeatedly telling McDole to drop his weapon and raise his hands and McDole reaching for his waist area before shots erupt.

Authorities say they recovered a .38 caliber handgun near McDole’s body. His sister accused police on Friday of planting the gun.

The attorney general’s office is investigating to determine whether the officers violated any law.



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