Moment an unarmed black man with special needs walking in traffic is shot by a ...

Shocking moment an unarmed black man with special needs walking between traffic is shot by a plain clothed officer in an unmarked police car 'because he feared he was about to be robbed' Joel Johnson, 28, was walking between several cars on Monday night at approximately 8.50pm in Philadelphia Video shows Johnson walk up to the detective's vehicle and in the next moment, several shots are fired and the man falls to the ground He was taken to a hospital and is said to be in critical condition  Police explain that the officer believed that Johnson was a carjacker and also armed with a gun No weapon was found at the scene The man's niece said that he is mentally disabled and known to beg for change, the latter fact the police commissioner corroborated 

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 05:20 BST, 23 May 2019 | Updated: 05:21 BST, 23 May 2019

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Shocking footage shows the moment that a man said to be mentally disabled was shot by a plainclothes officer in Philadelphia. 

Joel Johnson, 28, was walking between several cars on Monday night at approximately 8.50pm when the shooting occurred. 

Video shows Johnson walk up to the detective's vehicle and in the next moment, several shots are fired and the man falls to the ground.

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