Officers Try To Calm Each Other After Cop Shoots Man In South Shore

Steve Miller
August 16, 2018 - 8:31 pm

(Civilian Office Of Police Accountability)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released more video and audio of police officers' encounter with Harith Augustus, the 37-year-old barber shot and killed by police last month in South Shore.

This latest video release provides audio, more about what police said to each other, following the fatal shooting of Augustus, which sparked protests.

One officer's body cam video shows Augustus walking on 71st Street.

Then he apparently shows an ID. An officer tries to grab him and at some point Augustus may be reaching for something. He runs and later falls in the street after he's shot.

The body cam audio pick up after the shooting.

"Sarge, that's me. He pulled a gun on me."

Later, an officer tries to reassure the officer who fired the fatal shots.

"You OK? You all right? You're good. You're good."

"Did you get the gun?"

"Yes. Breathe in. Breathe through your nose."

"Why did he have to pull a gun out on us?”

The police report says the officer fired five shots.

The material can be found here.