by Akan Ido
“All of A sudden, pow! pow! pow! pow! pow!”
That was the description of an eyewitness to the July 1 shooting of Milton Hall by the police in a parking lot on West Genessee Avenue, a busy commercial strip on the north side of Saginaw, Michigan.
The 49-year-old Hall is seen in the footage arguing with a half-dozen officers before he was shot multiple times.
Police said Hall had just had a run-in with a convenience store clerk. On the video, he tells police, “My name is Milton Hall, I just called 911. My name is Milton, and I’m p—ed off.”
When an officer tells him to put the knife down, he responds, “I ain’t putting s–t down.” He appears unimpressed by a police dog, telling officers, “Let him go. Let the motherf—ing dog go.”
It’s then that the police open fire and shot him to death with a reported 46 shots in a five-second hail of bullets.
Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff said Hall was “known to be an assaultive person” with “a long history” of contacts with law enforcement, “not only with police from our department but with the county.”
But, how can the police explain the shower of bullets rained on him?
This is really sad and brings to memory the case of the late Diallo.
Watch the video clip below: