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Civil Rights Leaders, Advocates For The Deaf Hold Rally After Oklahoma City Police Shooting

Storme Jones / Oklahoma Public Media Exchange
Protestors demand to speak with Oklahoma City Police Cheif Bill Citty on September 24, 2017.

Civil rights leaders and advocates for the deaf rallied in downtown Oklahoma City Sunday, following the fatal police shooting of a deaf man.

The family of Magdiel Sanchez joined protesters in calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.

Police officers were working a hit-and-run crash Tuesday when they found a vehicle that matched the description of the one that fled the scene. 

Sanchez was killed after police say he refused to drop a metal pipe while walking toward them. Witnesses say they tried to tell officers he was deaf. 

Neighbors say Sanchez was shot more than six times, about 15 feet from officers.

The Oklahoma City homicide unit is investigating the shooting. The Oklahoma County district attorney will decide if the shooting was justified. 

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