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FBI Asked to Probe Fatal Ohio Police Shooting

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.

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