The medical examiner’s office on Sunday identified the man who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer Saturday evening, and police released body camera footage of the shooting.
Harith Augustus, 37, of the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the medical examiner’s office.
After hours of tense protests, Chicago PD has released a bodycam video on Sunday of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Harith Augustus.
Augustus was shot during a confrontation with officers about 5:30 p.m. at 2098 E. 71st St. in the South Shore neighborhood, near where he worked at a barbershop, according to friend and co-worker Antoine Howell, 42.
In the police video, two officers approach the suspect, who appears to be wearing a holster, as he stands by another officer. As one officer grabs for the suspect’s wrist, the suspect pulls away and runs. The video, which has all faces blurred and no audio, pauses on a shot of what appears to be a gun on the suspect’s hip. The shooting of the suspect is not shown in the video.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Sunday that Augustus had a Firearm Owners Identification card, but not a concealed carry permit.
Supt. Johnson added that the officer who fatally shot Augustus is a male officer, contradicting “witness” reports of a white female officer being the shooter.
Almost immediately following the shooting on Saturday, a large crowd of protesters formed and started threatening to shoot the police.
and protesters punched officers back.
The situation just severely escalated when Chicago Police officers moved their line forward. Officers hit multiple protestors with batons.
The situation just severely escalated when Chicago Police officers moved their line forward. Officers hit multiple protestors with batons, and protesters punched officers back. I haven't seen a police shooting scene this tense since Laquon McDonald. pic.twitter.com/LfEnMP0k85
— Nader Issa (@NaderDIssa) July 15, 2018
As of the time of this writing, another protest is still scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, despite video showing Augustus being killed while trying to murder police officers.
You can see the bodycam video of the shooting below:
Video of confrontation between police and Mr. Augustus at 71st and Jeffery. pic.twitter.com/Qd9q9IXNdS
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) July 15, 2018
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