On Saturday around 5:30 p.m., police said they saw Harith Augustus, 37, "exhibiting characteristics of an armed person” on East 71st Street that there was a "confrontation" when they tried to question him. Augustus lived in the South Shore neighborhood, less than a mile from where he was killed.
The video shows several officers surrounding Augustus and asking him questions. His shirt is lifted, revealing at least one gun. He tries to take off. "We find no documentation supporting him being [a] concealed carry [permit holder]," Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
No officers were hurt, and a weapon was recovered at the scene along with several magazines of ammunition, according to the police. The officer who opened fire had graduated from the police academy less than a year ago.