Protest, Vigil Held After Chicago Cop Kills Teen
A Chicago police officer fatally wounded a 16-year-old boy late Monday evening after police pulled over a vehicle in the city’s Homan Square neighborhood, FOX 32 reports.
According to officials, Pierre Loury jumped out and an officer chased him. Police say Loury then pointed a weapon at the officer who fatally shot him.
But a witness claims he saw officers high fiving each other after the teen was killed.
Now, protesters are demanding justice. A group held a vigil at the scene of the shooting and then marched onto the Eisenhower expressway.
What actually led to the teen’s death remains unclear, but a weapon was recovered from the scene.
“We do believe that this individual turned and pointed the handgun at the officer the handgun was recovered at the scene where the young man was shot,” said 1st Deputy Supt. John Escalante.
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