Police release body camera footage of fatal shooting of South Shore man

posted by Joe Soto - 

Chicago police released body camera footage Sunday from an officer involved in the fatal shooting of a South Shore man Saturday, which appears to show the man was reaching for a gun at his waist when he was shot.

According to police, officers on foot patrol in the 2000 block of East 71st Street stopped 37-year-old Harith Augustus around 5:30 p.m. Saturday to question him over a "bulge around his waistband" that suggested he was armed. After he broke free from the officers, police said, he "appeared to be reaching for a weapon," so they shot him.

A Chicago Police Department spokesman tweeted video from a body-worn camera of an officer involved in the shooting Sunday afternoon, as CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson answered questions about the incident.

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