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Richmond Police released an officer's body camera video recorded during a fatal officer-involved shooting on Interstate 95. Police were called after Marcus Peters entered The Jefferson, a hotel, with no shirt and was acting strange. But before officers arrived Peters left the hotel, took off his clothes, got in his car, and drove off. Peters was then observed driving a sedan that struck another vehicle at the intersection of W. Franklin and N. Belvidere Streets.
Peters fled the scene in his vehicle, and a Richmond Police officer pursued Peters north and onto the I-95 on-ramp. Peters lost control of his vehicle after he struck two other vehicles on the on-ramp, police added, then emerged from his disabled vehicle, and ran into the northbound lanes of I-95. He was not wearing any clothes, according to police. Peters ran back towards the on-ramp and charged the Richmond Police officer, who deployed his Taser in an effort to disable Peters. It proved ineffective, so the officer fired his service weapon, striking Peters. Peters was transported to the hospital where he later died.
Richmond Police Chief Durham said he broke department protocol and released the video amid the investigation, so the public could see what happened during the May 14 incident and stop spread of falsehoods on social media.