Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 30, 2020 / 10:00 am
Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia has offered prayers for the family of a man recently killed in a police shooting, and decried the violence which has broken out across the city following the incident.
"In recent days, emotions have again flared and spilled into the streets in the City of Philadelphia as people collectively struggle with the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Walter Wallace, Jr.," said Perez in a statement provided to CNA on Friday, October 30.
"I express my deepest and prayerful condolences to Mr. Wallace's family, loved ones, and all of those seeking to cope with a variety of complex feelings at this time."
Wallace, a Black man, was shot and killed by police on October 26. At the time of his death, his family said he was experiencing a "psychological episode," prompting his family to call for an ambulance. He was shot after police say he advanced towards them while carrying a knife.