- Riots that erupted in American cities over the last week have claimed at least the lives of four black Americans men and one biracial woman
- A 77-year-old retired police captain was among the people that were killed
- The victims are identified as Dave Patrick Underwood, David Dorn, Italia Marie Kelly, David McAtee and Chris Beaty
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
At least four black American men and one biracial woman have been killed in riots that erupted in American cities over the last week following George Floyd's death.
Recall that Floyd was killed by white policeman who knelt on his head for more than eight minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dave Patrick Underwood, David Dorn, Italia Marie Kelly, David McAtee and Chris Beaty were killed in riots that wreaked havoc on American cities.
Underwood, a federal officer, was killed on May 29 during riots in Oakland, California. Police said the 53-year-old was fatally shot when he was trying to keep the peace during riots, How Africa reports.
YEN.com.gh gathers that Dorn, a 77-year-old retired police captain, was killed by looters who broke into a pawn shop.
Italia Marie Kelly was killed in a random shooting as she was leaving a protest in Davenport, Iowa. The 22-year-old biracial woman was killed on May 31.
53-year-old David McAtee was shot and killed in Louisville, Kentucky during riots.
Chris Beaty was shot and killed by rioters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 38-year-old real estate broker was killed while trying to stop two thieves from robbing two women of their purses.
Meanwhile, a separate report has it that Korboi and Twyana Balla, an African-American entrepreneurial couple from Minneapolis, have been able to raise $1.1 million to rebuild their enterprise after protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement burned it down.
According to Blackbusiness.com, Korboi and Twyana narrated that they had been saving for many years to put up the brand new business and were yet to actually open it to the public. When the husband and wife woke up to the news, they were heartbroken.
Korboi recounts the words, "I don't know what we're going to do. It hurts, man. It's not fair, it's not right. We've been working so hard for this place. It's not just for me, it's for my family."
Enjoy reading our stories? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!
The success story of Rocky Dawuni | #Yencomgh
Get interactive via our Facebook page.