The police shooting of a knife-wielding suspect Sunday evening sent Black Lives Matter activists in the Keystone State into a frenzy of looting and property destruction.
Lancaster County saw fires, bricks thrown through windows and a new round of looting after a male suspect identified as Ricardo Munoz was shot and killed after cops responded to a 911 call.
“The caller related that her brother was reportedly becoming aggressive with his mother and was attempting to break into her house,” Lancaster City Police Department wrote in a statement. “Several officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to the call and the first officer arrived at 4:24 pm. The first officer on the scene walked to the front of the residence and made contact with a woman, who was identified as a family member. A male subject then exited the front door of the residence and began chasing the officer.”
Body cam footage released by the department shows the suspect chasing the responding officer with a large knife in his hand.
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A local NBC affiliate detailed the unrest that followed the incident, which also spread across social media.
“People on the ramp, W. Chestnut St. and the park adjacent to the station threw water bottles, glass bottles, rocks, bricks, gallon jugs of liquids and parts of plastic road barricades at Officers,” the station reported. “OC spray was also deployed at protestors that refused to move from the ramp and were physically challenging Officers that were moving to clear people from the ramp.”
More than 100 people gathered before the riots broke out.
Munoz also made headlines in March 2019 when he was charged with four counts of aggravated assault in connection with another stabbing; four victims were injured.