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Martinsburg Protestors Call for Answers in 2013 Shooting


Several protesters gathered in downtown Martinsburg, seeking answers in the 2013 death of a black man who was shot 23 times by police officers.

The Journal of Martinsburg reports that about 30 people participated in the rally Wednesday against alleged police brutality in Martinsburg and nationwide.

Zakee McGill, of the Peace and Justice Committee of the Shepherdstown Friends Meeting, a Quaker group, says his group would like to see an investigation into the shooting of 50-year-old Wayne Jones.

Jones, a Stephens City, Virginia resident, was fatally shot in March 2013 after police said he shrugged off two jolts from a stun gun, fought with officers and stabbed one of them. The officers are white.

Jones’ estate has filed a civil lawsuit against the city and five officers.