LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana man who helped organize recent protests in seeking answers to his brother’s police-action shooting death has been fatally shot, authorities said.
Tyler F. Williams, 29, was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds just before 11 p.m. Thursday night outside an apartment complex in New Albany, police said. According to a news release, the complex is located on Cross Creek Boulevard, off Green Valley Road.
Police didn't say whether a suspect has been arrested.
Williams and his friends and family have hosted several peaceful protests in southern Indiana over the past few weeks, calling for transparency in the details surrounding his 27-year-old brother Malcolm Williams’ death. The protests also have called attention to the deaths at the hands of police of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee in nearby Louisville, Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minneapolis, the News and Tribune reported.
Malcolm Williams died April 29 from gunshot wounds after being shot by an Indiana State trooper during a traffic stop for a broken tail light in Jeffersonville. Police have reported that Malcolm Williams shot first and the trooper, Clay Boley, returned fire. The family has asked for evidence of what happened, including footage of the stop. The case remains under investigation by the state police.
The New Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the homicide, and, "has identified all parties involved with this incident."
"No outstanding threat to public safety exists," the release states.
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the New Albany Police Department at 812.948.5300, or the TIP line at 812.948.NAPD.
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