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

Blanche Robertson
July 16, 2018

The city's police patrol chief Fred Waller told reporters late on Saturday that the man who was killed was shot after police officers on foot tried to question him because "the bulge around his waistband" suggested he was armed.

The officers who shot Amorosi are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure following an officer-involved shooting.

The protest came amid long-simmering tensions over frequent instances of police shootings and brutality against African-American residents in both Chicago and across the country.

Johnson said that department officials met with the Augustus's family Sunday and showed them the video before making it public. The Washington Post tallies some 548 people who have been shot and killed by police in the United States so far this year - around 20 more than this time last year. Supt. Eddie Johnson said he made the decision to release the video "because the community needs some answers and they need it now". At least four people were arrested and several officers were injured. At least one person jumped on a squad auto.

Video of confrontation between police and Mr. Augustus at 71st and Jeffery.

The wire service names the deceased as 37-year-old Harith Augustus. An officer points to Augustus' waist and he backs away.

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

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No officers were hurt, and a weapon was recovered at the scene along with several magazines of ammunition, according to the police.

Shortly before 1pm, witnesses reported a barrage of gunshots near the area police were searching. It was not clear if he was going for the weapon. On Sunday, Johnson confirmed that Augustus did not have a hide carry permit.

"Productive citizen, he's not a thug, he's not a gang member, it's shocking", activist William Calloway said.

Baptist minister and civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson called the shooting a tragedy and said in a statement it was a blessing Mr Augustus did not have his daughter with him at the time. Johnson says police stopped Augustus when an officer noticed a gun in a holster peeking out from under the man's T-shirt.

Footage taken by an officer at the scene and released by police Sunday sheds new light on the shooting, though lacks additional context.

In 2015, protesters blocked Interstate 94 after police released a graphic dash-cam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Randale Truitt, 31, of the 200 block of East 70th Street, is charged with attempted first-degree murder.

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