Riots Erupt In Lancaster After Police Shoot Charging Assailant

Riots Erupt In Lancaster After Police Shoot Charging Assailant


Riots erupted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Sunday after a police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call fatally shot a man charging with a deadly weapon.

Police later released the footage of the officer shooting 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz as Munoz ran screaming towards the fleeing agent who was forced to deploy a firearm in self-defense.

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Protestors however, gathered outside the Lancaster police station to declare the shooting as unjust, eventually forcing police to use tear gas early Monday morning to disperse the unruly crowd that appeared to re-emerge once the first round of tear gas dissipated.

The hardcore are regrouping as the gas dissipates. pic.twitter.com/BL2g4iLbSi

— Lancaster Patriot (@thelancpatriot) September 14, 2020

Smashing the windows at the historic post office in Lancaster PA pic.twitter.com/6Oq8IoUfrW

— Lancaster Patriot (@thelancpatriot) September 14, 2020

Popping off again. Throwing bricks at the Lancaster PA police HQ. pic.twitter.com/sT7ZrAiENM

— Lancaster Patriot (@thelancpatriot) September 14, 2020

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