An Incident at Beaver Creek

acrylic on polymer clay, wood
box 6½ x 7½ x 3½ inches
standing figures approximately 2¼ inches high

Officer Sean Williams shot and killed John Crawford III on August 5, 2014. Police responded to calls about a man armed with a rifle and threatening people in a Wal-Mart store. John Crawford III had picked up an unpackaged air rifle in the store’s sporting goods section and had continued shopping. Officers located and shot John Crawford III in the store’s pet supplies section; he was later pronounced dead at nearby Miami Valley Hospital.