Protesting in Winchester continued on Tuesday, after police say 20 year old D’londre Minifield died of an apparent suicide following a foot pursuit on Sunday. However, protestors are still demanding answers.
On the same day that police reaffirmed the initial report that Minifield died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound, 18 year old Aaliyah Green says she helped put the demonstration together.
She was friends with D’londre for about two years. Green added that D’londre had been at her house moments before the incident occurred, and even though she didn’t see how Minifield died, she says she saw what unfolded just before.
“Another friend from the fight came back and got him, and then they went walking down the street, and the police told them to stop. Well he didn’t stop…he kept running,” said friend of D’londre Minifield, Aaliyah Green.
This is what Aaliyah says happened next….
“Another police car pulled up, and three police jumped out the car and two pulled a gun, and one pulled a taser, and he was running , and as he jumped over the first fence they shot the taser, and when he jumped over the second fence…you hear a gun shot, and all we see is him like laid over the fence, and then a whole bunch of police officers run and like pull him off the fence, and then slam him on the ground and start doing CPR,” said Green.
Virginia State Police in conjunction with the medical examiner’s office say they continue to investigate the case as a suicide. And that an investigation shows that no officers fired their weapons during the incident.
“It’s just not right. They are basically taking everything that we saw, and just putting it in the trash,’ added Green.
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation -Culpeper field office is investigating what happened.