Family Still Has Questions 1 Year After He was Shot by Police

Wallace Wilder

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Julia Smith

The Wilder family held a memorial for the one year anniversary since he was shot by the police force in his own home.

The 62-year-old was shot at least six times, according to Wilder’s niece Renota Harris, after police received a noise complaint.

Wilder was registered as a bipolar schizophrenic for 25 years and was receiving a welfare check.

The family planned on spending the memorial remembering him, they said it’s hard to celebrate his life while the officers who shot him were not punished for their actions.

“The grand jury for whatever reason did not see enough evidence to indicate them so as of now they walk free.” Harris said.

According to Wilder’s niece, the family had been in contact with Wallace weeks before the police visited his apartment and he seemed to be doing well.

Although none of the suspects were charged with manslaughter, Harris said she is not giving up.

“We got to do something we cannot let this go we cannot let this systematic racism continue,” Harris said.

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