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Police shooting raises questions over Black man's gun rights

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 17:52:02-05

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.