List of unarmed African Americans killed by law enforcement officers in the United States in 2022

This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by adding missing items with reliable sources.
January 22
Jason Walker
Fayetteville, North Carolina
An off-duty sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Walker after he allegedly jumped on the hood of the deputy’s vehicle. A witness says Walker was shot while he was on the ground.[1]
February 6
Robert “Junior” Langley
Georgetown County, South Carolina
Officer Cassandra Dollard of the Hemingway Police Department in Williamsburg County attempted to pull over Langley for disregarding a stop sign. After a chase, Langley crashed his car into a ditch in Georgetown County. As Langley attempted to exit his vehicle, Dollard shot him once in the chest. Dollard was charged with voluntary manslaughter.[2]
April 25
Herman Whitfield
Indianapolis, Indiana
Police responding to a mental health call used a stun gun on Whitfield and restrained him despite him saying he couldn’t breathe. The coroner’s officer ruled Whitfield’s death a homicide and said he died from “cardiopulmonary arrest in the setting of law enforcement subdual, prone restraint and conducted electrical weapon use.”[3]
April 27
Jalen Randle
Houston, Texas
An officer shot Randle after a chase after he exited his vehicle. The officer who shot him started to give a command but fired before finishing his sentence, hitting Randle in the back of the neck. Randle was holding a shoe and a bag.[4]
June 26
Jayland Walker
Akron, Ohio
Walker, 25, was shot following an attempted traffic stop and foot chase. Officers fired more than 90 bullets at Walker, who sustained 60 wounds. Footage of the shooting was released one week later, on July 3, 2022.
1.  Deliso, Meredith (February 10, 2022). “South Carolina officer charged in fatal shooting following high-speed chase, authorities say”ABC News.
2.  “Man’s death in IMPD custody ruled homicide, according to coroner”WTHR NBC 13. July 20, 2022. Retrieved July 20, 2022.
3. “Bodycam footage released of man killed by HPD officer after April chase”KHOU 11. May 24, 2022. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
4.  Salam, Aram; and agencies. (July 4, 2022). “Outrage after video of police fatally shooting Jayland Walker released” The Guardian. Retrieved July 4, 2022.

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