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Questions Remain After Police Release Video of Shooting

The shooting took place in the 2000 block of East 71st Street at around 5:30 p.m., according to a statement from Chicago police. Officers approached a man who was "exhibiting characteristics of an armed person," CPD said, and an "armed confrontation ensued."

    Questions Remain After Police Release Video of Shooting
    Following the release of video footage of an officer fatally shooting a man on Chicago's South Side Saturday, activists say several questions remain about the incident as they continue to call for reforms. The shooting took place in the 2000 block of East 71st Street at around 5:30 p.m., according to a statement from Chicago police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

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Chicago police release body camera footage of fatal officer-involved shooting that prompted protests

Chief police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said a probationary officer with less than two years on the job fatally shot Augustus in the 2000 block of East 71st Street near the barbershop where he worked. The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police contract prohibits police from identifying the officer.

Augustus, of the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    Chicago police release body camera footage of fatal officer-involved shooting that prompted protests
    Chicago police on Sunday released a snippet of video of a fatal police shooting less than a day after it sparked violent clashes between officers and protesters on the South Side. The footage, taken from an officer's body-worn camera, appears to show Harith Augustus, 37, a barber, break away from officers and move his hand toward his waistband.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

10 min ago

Protests planned for Monday after deadly Chicago police-involved shooting

Community activists say they're planning a major act of civil disobedience in the coming weeks, including a protest scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. near 71st St. and Jeffery.

    Protests planned for Monday after deadly Chicago police-involved shooting
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police have released body camera video of a fatal police-involved shooting as a community on the South Side demands answers. Community activists say they're planning a major act of civil disobedience in the coming weeks, including a protest scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. near 71st St.
    http://cltv.com

7 hours ago

Weekend toll in Chicago: 6 dead, 22 wounded

Harith Augustus, a 37-year-old barber, was shot to death Saturday in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Side’s South Shore neighborhood after what police characterized as a confrontation. Police said a gun and two ammunition magazines were recovered.

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The woman was in the vehicle with two others in the the 900 block of North Kedvale Avenue in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood when a male approached the driver side of the vehicle and pulled a gun.

    Weekend toll in Chicago: 6 dead, 22 wounded
    Six people were killed and 22 others were wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend. Among those killed between Friday afternoon and Monday morning were a woman shot by a carjacker and a man killed by police in a shooting that set off clashes between officers and citizens.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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CPD to Release Video Footage of Deadly Police-Involved Shooting

The shooting took place in the 2000 block of East 71st Street, around 5:30 p.m., when an officer says he saw a man with a gun. After officers attempted to question him, a confrontation broke out and the man was shot.

    CPD to Release Video Footage of Deadly Police-Involved Shooting
    Officials say they will release video footage of Saturday's police-involved shooting in the South Shore neighborhood after a 37-year-old man was shot to death and a protest broke out. The man who was fatally shot was identified by officials Sunday morning as Harith Augustus, a barber who was well known in South Shore for bringing his 5-year-old daughter with him to work, according to a statement issued by Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

28 hours ago

Person Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in South Shore, Authorities Say

The shooting took place in the 2000 block of East 71st Street, around 5:30 p.m., police said. According to police, officers on a foot assignment observed a man that they believed was armed. After officers attempted to question him, a confrontation broke out and the man was shot. 

    Person Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in South Shore, Authorities Say
    A man was killed during a police-involved shooting Saturday evening- an incident that turned into a violent protest where four Chicago police officers were injured and four arrests were made in the South Shore...
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

30 hours ago

Protesters clash with police after officer-involved shooting on South Side

It happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the city’s South Shore neighborhood.

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    Protesters clash with police after officer-involved shooting on South Side
    CHICAGO - A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting on the South Side on Saturday evening. It happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the city's South Shore neighborhood. According to a statement from the Chicago Police Department, "Officers assigned to a foot assignment observe a man exhibiting characteristics of an armed person.
    http://wgntv.com

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43 hours ago

Chicago Police Report Officer Involved Shooting

The shooting took place in the 2000 block of East 71st Street, police said. An adult man was struck, and his condition is unknown.

    Chicago Police Report Officer Involved Shooting
    A man was struck during a police-involved shooting on Saturday afternoon, authorities say.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

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13 hospitalized after CTA bus crash, officials say

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    13 hospitalized after CTA bus crash, officials say
    CHICAGO -- Thirteen people were hospitalized after a crash involving a CTA bus Thursday afternoon, according to officials. The Chicago Fire Department said 13 people were taken to the hospital after a CTA bus was rear-ended by a transit van on the 7100 block of South Jeffrey Street.
    http://wgntv.com

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Good morning EB neighbors

🤓 Happy holiday everyone: hope everyone has a great day, eat alot, enjoy family and friends & be safe 🎇.
( you know where I'll be yes work love me some double time)

  • Keith H. South Shore resident

    I hope you had a nice 4th, even at work!

  • Happy holidays everyone. Sorry if you have to work on it. Everyone needs a day off sometimes.just to relax and chill. Especially on a holiday. Have a blessed safe one. 😄✌

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Let everything that has breath praise The Lord! Thank you mam. For the greeting.

Jun 29

Updated Jul 05

Street Lights Out in South Shore

Has anyone else been experiencing burned out street lights in their area. 68th Street between Merrill and Paxton has been out for more than two nights this week. With no grocery store, overcrowded buses, etc., I'm beginning to believe that this area is being ignored by the city of Chicago (don't know why?) And then maybe we all know why (dark people lol).

  • Have you contacted 311, alderman or streets/sans?
    Marcello Siggers (ward superintendent) 312-744/4961 is good to know!!

  • L Yadda

    Yes, you have to call and report it continuously, call 311 and go online and report it also. Report it every day and tell your neighbors to do it too! It's a darn shame we have to take the extra steps, but you have too! If it was the Gold Coats, one call and it's fixed. P____s me off!!

  • kennethscruggs Ken @ South Shore

    Thanks everyone - I've contacted the city, and did the on-line portal. I haven't tried the Ward Superintendent which I'll do today. Thanks again.

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