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Police now said UVA graduates killed by police were “wielding a pistol.”
According to Virginia Beach Police, a black man shot dead by Virginia Beach Police on Friday was “wielding a pistol” at the time of his death. The statement came two days after police said it was unclear whether 25-year-old Donobon Lynch was armed during a deadly conflict. The police officer involved in the shooting wore a body camera, but did not activate it “for unknown reasons.” Neudigate told reporters at a press conference after the shooting. However, citing an interview with the murder, Lynch actually had a weapon when police fired, VBPD said in a statement in a statement that the police officers involved in the shooting, the police officers who witnessed the incident, and the general public. Detectives, including independent witnesses. “Both police officers report that Mr Lynch was wielding a pistol at the time of the shooting,” he said. .. “Recovered on-site. Independent witnesses confirmed that Lynch had a pistol early in the evening of March 26, 2021. The specific action that led to the shooting is underway. A series of shootings on Virginia Beach on March 26 injured at least eight people. Authorities said there were three short-term incidents, including guns, along a busy tourist destination. The policeman who shot Lynch was a five-year military veteran and was on leave, police said. Lynch’s father, Keith, who contacted him by phone, refused to comment on the incident. He told Daily Beast that the family would issue a statement through a lawyer later this week. Lynch graduated from Virginia University Wise in 2019 and was an aggressive lineman for the football team. UVA Head coach Dane Damron said the young athlete was “definitely a pleasure to be around.” “Donobon was a vibrant kid,” Damron told The Daily Beast. “He was noisy, but in a good way. I don’t remember he wasn’t smiling … I really believe that the people around him have improved.” Damron said. He helped Lynch during a difficult time when his mother died of cancer, and said Lynch’s death was another difficulty. “We have to find a way to make this as positive as possible,” Damron said. “He touched the lives of many people. In the last game, he put a” DL “sticker on the back of his helmet. Superstar singer-songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams went to Instagram on Monday to remember Lynch. “My cousin Donovan was killed during the shooting,” Williams wrote. “He was a bright light and always appeared for others. It is important that my family and the families of other victims have the transparency, honesty and justice they deserve. Virginia Beach is a microcosm of hope and tenacity, and as a community we will overcome this and become even stronger. ”When Virginia Beach police complete the investigation, all the evidence collected is handed over to the office. Will be. Of a federal lawyer conducting another investigation into Lynch’s death. The VBPD Interior Department then begins its own investigation into the behavior of officers that night. Neudigate said Tuesday afternoon that it would provide up-to-date information on the incident during a special session of the Virginia Beach City Council. For more information, see The Daily Beast.Get. Our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.