100-plus rally in protest of fatal Okla. police shooting

Police said the suspect fought with officers and a CEW failed to subdue him


Associated Press

EDMOND, Okla. — More than 100 people marched in the rain to protest the fatal shooting of a naked, unarmed teenager by police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond.

The group marched about a half mile Friday from the school attended by 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis to the Edmond Police Department during a rally arranged by the Oklahoma City chapter of Black Lives Matter.

People march to the Edmond Police Department during a Black Lives Matter protest rally honoring the life of Isaiah Lewis in Edmond, Okla., Friday, May 3, 2019. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
People march to the Edmond Police Department during a Black Lives Matter protest rally honoring the life of Isaiah Lewis in Edmond, Okla., Friday, May 3, 2019. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)

Police have said Sgt. Milo Box and officer Denton Scherman spotted Lewis running naked on Monday and followed him into a home he broke into. They say he fought with the officers and a stun gun failed to subdue him.

Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, director of Black Lives Matter OKC, said police failed to respond appropriately to a boy who was in "some type of impaired state."

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