Protestors march for justice in William Chapman trial

Posted at 10:08 PM, Jul 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-24 23:41:44-04

Portsmouth, Va. - Protesters silently marched through Wal-Mart in Portsmouth tonight calling for social change and justice for William Chapman.

You'll remember former Portsmouth Police Officer Stephen Rankin shot and killed 18-year-old Chapman during a confrontation in the Wal-Mart parking lot last year.

Roughly 40 protestors marched inside the store for about 10 minutes.

Initially store employees locked the doors and placed cases of water in front of the door - blocking them from entering.

Organizers say the march wasn't about the store.

They say they're tired of hearing "no conviction" in officer involved shootings.

Chapman's mother was at the march.

She briefly addressed the crowd, thanking them for being supportive of her son.

Rankin's trial starts on Wednesday.

He is charged with first degree murder.