Violent riots and looting broke out in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night after a man, identified by police as Ricardo Munoz, 27, died in an officer-involved shooting. Local authorities quickly released footage from the incident that showed the man running out of house and charging at the police officer with a knife.
Police responded to the home after a woman called them to report that her brother was allegedly becoming aggressive with their mother and trying to break into the home.
“The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office was contacted immediately and is now conducting an investigation into the officer-involved shooting,” the statement later added. “While the investigation is still in the early stages and is on-going, the Lancaster City Bureau of Police is releasing this video footage after providing it to the investigators.”
The Blaze Media journalist and videographer Elijah Schaffer posted video of the alleged looting that broke out in the city following the incident.
“Looting has started in Lancaster at Villa athletic store approximately 1 hour 50 minutes ago according to the shop owner,” Schaffer wrote. “Groups of rioters are roaming the city breaking windows and stealing merchandise. It was too dangerous to follow them since there are no police.”
“BLM and Antifa are destroying shop windows and destroying planters,” Schaffer added. “They keep asking each other out loud when they are going to start breaking stuff and looting stores in Pennsylvania.”