Walter Wallice Jr. Riot

October 27th, 2020 - Philadephia, PA

Walter Wallice Jr. was shot and killed by Philadephia police while having a mental illness episode and holding a knife. It was the third time the Police had responded to his address that day. The 27-year-old African American had "advanced towards" the police officers resulting in them pulling out their firearms and shooting Wallice Jr.. 

These photographs document the second night of riots in Philadephia. Stores and vehicles were smashed. Protester and Police standoffs were violent. Couches and dumpsters were set on fire in the middle of the streets.