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Pain, anger and frustration at Black Lives Matter rally

Quandavier Hicks. (Provided photo) Quandavier Hicks. (Provided photo)
The group rallied outside of police district five (Source: Frankie Jupiter, FOX19 NOW) The group rallied outside of police district five (Source: Frankie Jupiter, FOX19 NOW)
NORTHSIDE, OH (FOX19) - Pain, anger and frustration are only a few words to describe a family's feeling. The group, Black Lives Matter, held a rally Thursday and demanded answers about the fatal shooting of a Northside man by a Cincinnati police officer.

Quandavier Hicks, 22, was shot outside his Chase Avenue home on Wednesday. Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said the officer fired one shot at Hicks after he pulled out his rifle.

The rally was held at 6 p.m. in Hamilton's Hoffner Park and the group headed to police district five.

"We don't know if Hicks was committing any kind of crime or was in the midst of something or not. But, whatever it was, we don't automatically assume that means you're worthy of being shot and executed on the spot," said Brian Taylor with Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati.

According to their Facebook page, Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati is demanding police release any video related to the shooting and make investigation research and findings public in real time.

Emotions from family and friends ran high at a Black Lives Matter rally. They say they want answers about the shooting death of Hicks.

During the protest to the district 5 police station, Hick's mother, Erica Hicks-Woods, appeared to be overwhelmed and exhausted. She fainted due to heat exhaustion. Emergency crews were called out to assist and the rally reconvened.

The chief said officers kept an extra watch on Northside and the district five area for retaliatory acts.

“We need to be collaborative in our response and we do not want things to escalate into a retaliatory environment,” said Blackwell.

Chief Blackwell also spoke saying it was important for him to attend the rally

"I think it's important for me to be here. To show my presence. I'm connected to not only my officers but also this city," Blackwell said.

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