Police say 4 protesters arrested after shooting

Police say 4 protesters arrested after shooting

One officer is seen pointing toward a "bulge" in Augustus' waist, a sign he is carrying a firearm.

"The community needs some answers and they need them now", Supt.

"We can't have another night like that", Johnson said.

Johnson said that department officials met with the Augustus's family Sunday and showed them the video before making it public.

Officials said three or four officers suffered minor injuries and one patrol vehicle was damaged, and four protestors were arrested. Two squad cars also were damaged.

Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the IL city.

It is not fully clear why officers initially approached Augustus.

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Police described the video and said they would release footage of Saturday's shooting from officer-worn body cameras later Sunday. "After that, they approached the subject, who became combative and as he became combative, flailing away, he broke free from the officers and they thought he appeared to be reaching for a weapon - which he did have a weapon on him - and officers tragically shot this man". Police also released a 50-second slow-motion clip showing Augustus reaching toward his waist. Police recovered a weapon at the scene, but the slain man did not fire his gun at officers. Police contend that he then tried to reach into his waist.

Medical examiners on Sunday released the cause of death for 37-year-old Harith Augustus, whose shooting Saturday not far from his home on the city's South Side set off violent protests. Guglielmi says he was in his 30s, wasn't a known gang member and didn't have a recent arrest history.

Police initially said he lunged at an officer with a knife when he was shot, but videos contradicted those claims. At that point one of the officers discharges their weapon several times, fatally wounding Augustus. The shooting victim remains unidentified, but locals say he worked at a local barbershop, had a 5-year-old girl, and went by the name "Snoop", per the Chicago Sun-Times. Some witnesses dispute the account, one of whom describes a police officer who "jumped out of her auto and had a gun", stopping the man as he was crossing the street.

Baptist minister and civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson called the shooting a tragedy and said in a statement it was a blessing Mr Augustus did not have his daughter with him at the time.

Now, the Chicago Police Department has released body cam footage hoping it brings clarity to the community about the facts of the incident.

Officers armed with batons squared off with the protestors with punches thrown on both sides, multiple media accounts said and videos posted on Twitter show. McDonald's death led to the ouster of the police chief and a series of reforms created to prevent future police abuses and to hold officers accountable.

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