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A fatal shooting by Chicago police Saturday night fueled a violent clash between officers and a large crowd of onlookers who threw bottles and rocks as cops swung back with batons.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. at 2098 E. 71st St., and it took police five hours to bring things under control. Some people screamed “murderers” as officers lined up against them. Some in the crowd held cameras up to take video, while others behind them threw rocks and glass bottles, some filled with urine.

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As officers tried to contain the crowd, some of them dragged people to the ground and struck them with batons. Other officers held batons over their heads to ward off people yelling at them.

“You violent mother——-,” one woman in the crowd screamed.

Around 10:30 p.m., chief Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officers had “cleared the crime scene.”

“Several officers were injured from rocks and thrown bottles,” he tweeted. “Four demonstrators were arrested.” Some squad cars were also damaged.

The shooting occurred after patrol officers on foot saw a man who appeared to be armed, Guglielmi said. “He looked like he may have something on him. They go to question him, and at that point a confrontation ensues and he is shot.’’

The man was taken to Jackson Park Hospital and pronounced dead. A gun was recovered, he said.

By 7 p.m., the crowd swelled to about 150 people at 71st Street and Chappel Avenue. Officers lined up to block the area off. The crowd was kept back near the parking lot of the Jeffery Plaza strip mall with a Walgreens and other businesses.

SunTimes reporter Nader Issa posted several updates and videos on Twitter as the violent confrontation played out between the Chicago Police and protesters.

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