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An angry community gathered for a vigil for 24-year-old Akiel Denkins, who was shot and killed by a Raleigh police officer when the officer tried to serve a warrant on him for a felony drug charge.

Hundreds gathered together repeating “Black lives matter” and demanding accountability for what witnesses say was a shooting of an unarmed man as he ran away from police officers.

Many were upset that Raleigh elected officials were not there nor did the city’s police chief attend.

Read more at ABC11

In the meantime Raleigh’s police chief, Cassandra Deck-Brown is asking for patience and prayer while they conduct their investigation.

Monday afternoon she reported that a gun was found near the man that was being arrested and that he has a long criminal history.  She says they expect to have a written report on initial findings within the next few business days.

Read more at ABC 11.

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