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More answers sought in police-involved death

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The group Black Lives Matters in Cincinnati wants more details in the officer involved shooting death of Quandavier Hicks last week. 

The group claims there have been many inconsistencies with the investigation.

They met Tuesday night and say the family and the community deserve more details about what led up to the shooting.

Cincinnati police have released some details as they continue to investigate what occurred, but say Hicks was shot after struggling with officers and pointing a rifle at them. 

But Black Lives Matter say witnesses are telling a different story when it come to the details of that night.

Police say they responded to Hick's Northside home to investigate an aggravated assault complaint. When they arrived Hicks pulled out a rifle and a brief struggle ensued and that's when an officer fired the fatal shot.

Black lives Matter say witnesses told them, they heard Hicks say, "I'm coming down, sir" after police demanded that he come down with his hands up.

“Our thing is not that we don't pretend to have facts, we don't. But we have big questions. We have big questions they have to answer. There are big inconsistencies that we will not let just fall away,” said co- group organizer Brian Taylor.

Information told to the group, via Hicks's family was that Chief Blackwell told them a white officer shot Hicks, not an African American women. Police confirmed that was not true.

FOX19 asked Taylor if any written demands of transparency had been delivered to Blackwell. 

Taylor says he doesn't know at this time but the plan is to do so at a rally Thursday in Hoffner Park at 6:30 p.m.

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