Members of the Ohio Student Association gathered outside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office in Columbus.
Photo credit: AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Jim Otte
In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 5, 2014, members of the Ohio Student Association gathered outside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine''s office in Columbus, Ohio, to call for the release of in-store video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart. Organizers tell the Dayton Daily News they want to see what happened on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police. Officers say he refused to drop an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek. (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Jim Otte) LOCAL PRINT OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WKEF-TV OUT; WRGT-TV OUT; WDTN-TV OUT
Photo credit: The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. attorney in Columbus has asked the FBI to investigate the police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart.
A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart said Tuesday that the federal prosecutor made the request after speaking with a representative with the NAACP.
An FBI spokesman confirmed that a request was made but wasn't immediately able to elaborate or share the status of the request.
Police say they fatally shot 21-year-old John Crawford III on Aug. 5 after he waved an air rifle at customers at a Wal-Mart in Beavercreek and refused officers' orders to drop it.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, whose office is investigating the shooting, planned an afternoon news conference Tuesday.
More than 100 demonstrators protested the shooting on Monday in Columbus.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.