VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Leaders in the Black community of Virginia Beach are calling for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man earlier this year.
They said Wednesday that Donovon Lynch's right to carry a gun for protection was ignored during a night of violence last March on the city’s oceanfront.
Local activists have called for justice, a day after a special grand jury found that a police officer was justified in fatally shooting Lynch.
The city’s prosecutors said Officer Solomon Simmons was justified in protecting himself and others. Lynch's father said he carried a gun because he had a security business.