(NEWSER) – As people in cities around the country protested the Eric Garner case, demonstrators in Phoenix gathered in outrage at yet another killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. Rumain Brisbon, 34, was shot dead Tuesday night by an officer who says he mistook a pill bottle in the man's pocket for a gun as he struggled with him after a chase, the Arizona Republic reports.
According to the Washington Post, Brisbon was shot inside his family's apartment in the presence of his girlfriend and 15-month-old child. Police say Brisbon was a suspected drug dealer who ran away when he was ordered to put his hands up. "This one went bad from the standpoint of how it ended, but the officer was doing exactly what we want him to do," which is investigate reports of crime at that apartment complex, a police spokesman says.
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