Protests Erupt After Chicago Police Shoots, Kills Local Black Man Believed To Be A Barber
After the fatal shooting of a man believed to be a local barber, Chicago residents took to the streets in a series of protests demanding answers.
On July 14, around 6:30 p.m., three to four officers encountered a man in the South Shore neighborhood that they claimed exhibited characteristics of an armed person. They approached him, a confrontation ensued and a police offer shot him according to ABC 7 Chicago.
"Some officers working a foot post, walking along 71st Street, saw a subject they thought might have been armed from the bulge around his waistband," Chicago Police Chief Fred Waller said at a press conference Saturday night.
The victim was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, according to officials, and has identity has yet to be confirmed. Heavy reports the victim is a man by the name of Harith Augustus, also known as “Snoop.”