NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Friends and family of the man shot and killed by police in Norfolk, say he didn't deserve to die.
They held a walk in Norfolk in his honor, starting in Park Place and ending in Ghent, calling it "Justice for Omar." That's what friends called Joshua Johnson.
Police say the 22-year-old backed his car into an officer at the Wells Fargo Bank on Colonial Avenue. That's when another officer opened fire, killing Johnson. Supporters of the "Justice for Omar" campaign say, the officer's actions were excessive.
"There has to be a just ending to this unjust act, or this crowd will multiply and we will put our people in the streets of Norfolk and in this entire area until we get justice," said Michael Muhammad, a family friend of Johnson.
Norfolk police say they will not comment on the walk because the case is an on-going investigation.
The police officer who shot and killed Johnson is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure. The officer who was injured is on modified leave and will be back on the job in the next few weeks.
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