Bodycam Shows Police Shooting Armed Suspect During Chase



The Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Thursday released body camera video showing officers fatally shooting a man carrying a gun last month in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

The video of the July 3 encounter shows an officer hurdling a fence into a backyard as 33-year-old Terrell Eason picks himself up off the grass with a gun in his right hand and takes a few steps away from the officer toward a gangway before he’s shot.

According to the Chicago police account given the night of the shooting, two officers responding to a call of a person with a gun about 8 p.m. saw the man run toward the intersection of Wayman Street and Cicero Avenue and gave chase.

Two officers opened fire at the scene in the 4700 block of West Fulton, according to reports released by COPA — one officer unloaded eight rounds, the other two.

Only one of the officers activated his body camera, according to the reports, and the audio doesn’t kick in until 17 seconds into the video, after the shooting.

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