Monday, July 16, 2018

ABC Chicago: Protests erupt after man fatally shot by police in South Shore

You might have seen some posts on our FB page about this on Saturday night. Either a live video as the protests happened or another video from Chicago Sun-Times regarding a police shooting and then a scuffle as a result between demonstrators and police. You will see that in the report from ABC 7. Tense moment in South Shore near 71st Street & Jeffrey Boulevard!

Found this late on Sunday also from ABC 7, we have the identity of the man shot by police. And in the embedded vid below we have body cam footage from police officers. You don't see anything graphic at least, but you see what events led up to the shooting.
Chicago police released body camera video on Sunday of the fatal police shooting of 37-year-old Harith Augustus, which sparked a night of protests in the South Shore neighborhood.

Supt. Eddie Johnson said he made the decision to release the video "because the community needs some answers and they need it now." He said he wanted to clear up misinformation about the shooting.

After the shooting, crowds gathered near where the shooting occurred Saturday evening at 71st Street and Clyde Avenue. Four police officers injured and four protesters arrested. Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers and jumped on squad cars, damaging two vehicles.
Here's the corresponding video report.
Also just think this made a UK news outlet even if it wasn't yet updated with more current information such as the deceased man shot by police. Though what you see there is the man in question was a known barber.

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