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Marchers protest, demand release of bodycam footage in fatal shooting of Virginia man

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Posted at 6:47 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 18:48:01-05

GOOCHLAND, Va. -- Protesters have marched to the courthouse in a Virginia town to demand the release by Virginia State Police and local authorities of bodycam footage of the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old.

News outlets report the marchers went to the Goochland County Circuit Court, which houses the Goochland Commonwealth's Attorney's office.

The circuit court closed at noon on Friday in advance of the march.

Authorities say Xzavier D. Hill of Charlottesville was shot and killed after a chase that led to a crash on Interstate 64.

According to state police, Hill displayed a firearm at the scene of the crash.

The two troopers, who were not injured, were placed on administrative leave, as is procedure, pending the outcome of the investigation, officials said.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing, officials said.

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