Violence erupted in Philadelphia Monday night with reports of 30 officers injured after police shot and killed a 27-year-old knife-wielding assailant.
One of the injured officers was hit by demonstrators in a speeding pickup truck.
Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Ellie Rushing was on the scene within an hour of the shooting and reported that, according to witnesses, Walter Wallace Jr. had a knife but was not charging police.
I’m in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia, where police shot a Black man less than an hour ago. Witnesses say he had a knife but was not charging police. Numerous shell casings are in the street. Neighbors are irate, crying, yelling at police. pic.twitter.com/oWtIJTDdUw
— Ellie Rushing (@EllieRushing) October 26, 2020
Five hours after that tweet, Rushing clarified her initial tweet, noting that video showed Wallace coming at police with a knife.
To clarify my initial tweet, which was based on witness interviews, Wallace does walk towards police while holding the knife, video shows. Here’s more information on what unfolded: https://t.co/vDegRuaW8V
— Ellie Rushing (@EllieRushing) October 27, 2020
Too late, Elle. Damage is done.
Fox News host Leland Vittert told WIBC host Tony Katz that looters in Philadelphia “have the upper hand.” Click below to listen.