Chicago Police Release Body-Cam Footage in Fatal Shooting of Armed Black Man

This frame grab from police body cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department shows authorities trying to apprehend a suspect, center, who appeared to be armed, Saturday in Chicago. The suspect was fatally shot by police during the confrontation.
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Protests in Chicago escalated on Saturday night, becoming a tense clash between demonstrators and police over the fatal shooting of a man on the city’s South Side.

On Sunday, police released a 30-second video clip from an officer’s body-camera showing a black man shot by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip. According to The Associated Press, the man was “running away and reaching toward his waist when he was shot multiple times.”

The AP reports four officers are seen in the video approaching the man outside a store:

“An officer points to Augustus’ waist and he backs away. Three officers try to grab his arms and he tries to get away, backing into a police cruiser as his shirt flies up and shows the gun.

“The footage pauses and zooms in on the weapon. He then runs away and into the street as a police SUV drives up. He spins and darts between the SUV and the police cruiser as he reaches toward his waist.

The medical examiner has identified the deceased as 37-year-old Harith Augustus.

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SOURCE: NPR, Maggie Penman and Maquita Peters