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CHICAGO (AP) — Footage from body cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with what appears to be a handgun, a department spokesman said Sunday.
The shooting Saturday evening in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city’s South Side sparked a clash between angry residents and baton-wielding officers. Four protesters were arrested and some police officers suffered minor injuries from thrown rock and bottles, some of which were filled with urine. Two squad cars were also damaged.
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Authorities haven’t released the name of the man who was killed, but police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said he was in his 30s, wasn’t a known gang member and had no recent arrest history.
Police found a handgun and two magazines of bullets at the shooting site and sent them for testing, Guglielmi said.
The shooting happened after officers patrolling on foot tried to question the man over a “bulge around his waistband” that suggested he was armed, patrol chief Fred Waller told reporters. The man broke free and ran from the officers, who believed “he appeared to be reaching for a weapon” and shot him, he said.
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