Chicago man shot, killed by officers appeared to have gun, police say

Chicago man shot, killed by officers appeared to have gun, police say”

- Footage from body-worn cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a black man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with what appeared to be a handgun, authorities said Sunday. Citizens of the city do not believe the man was armed and have taken to the streets to hold police to account and to mourn the man's death.

As the officers began speaking to him, Augustus became combative and attempted to flee.

Police said he had a semi-automatic weapon along with magazines of ammunition, the report said.

Police did not release the name of the officer who fired the weapon but described him as a "probationary officer" who had completed the police academy and was with the department less than two years. The Chicago Sun-Times said a few protesters were taken away by police.

Video showed one protester thrown to the ground surrounded by police holding batons.

At least four people were arrested and several officers were injured, police said.

Police arrested four demonstrators at Saturday evening's protest.

An officer opened fire when it appeared the man was reaching for a weapon, Waller added.

Police officers first observed a man "exhibiting characteristics of an armed person", Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter.

Chicago is still reckoning from the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager killed in 2014.

Chicago man shot, killed by officers appeared to have gun, police say

Chicago Police released body cam video Sunday from a fatal shooting in the South Shore neighborhood.

Police say some protesters were throwing rocks, bottles and jumping on police cars.

Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told United States media that officers saw a bulge in the victim's pants that they thought was a gun.

Waller says an investigation of the confrontation is underway.

A viral Facebook video released Monday showed a Chicago police officer saying "I kill motherfuckers" to the group of black residents filming the video.

Calloway demanded the police release the video of the shooting immediately.

A 2017 Justice Department review found Chicago officers used force almost 10 times more in incidents involving black suspects than against white suspects. The officer involved will be placed on desk duty while the incident is investigated.

"When they approached him, he tried to push their hands away", Patrol Chief Fred Waller told reporters.

On Saturday, Chicago gun violence left two people dead, including a 16-year-old boy, on Saturday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The officer, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with murder.

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