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Chicago Police Fieldsman Man, and then confronted a crowd of officers



CHICAGO – A police in Chicago killed a man on Saturday night on the southern side of the city and angry nearby residents who gathered on the scene in large numbers and confronted officers for several hours.

The shot was the last recent years to reveal deep distrust between Chicago and residents in predominantly black districts on the south and west sides.

Fred Waller, patrol chief of the Chicago police said that Saturday's meeting began when the officers noticed a man with a bucket on their waist that they thought could be a weapon. He said a confrontation broke out after officers approached the man and an officer kicked deadly shots.

"As they approached him, he tried to push his hands away," said Chief Waller. "He started flailing and swinging away, trying to make a flight. And when he fled, he reached for the weapon."

Chief Waller said the police recovered a semi-automatic weapon from the man whom he did not think was licensed to wear a hidden gun . The man has not been identified.

Activists, residents and local journalists quickly converged at the shooting site, a busy area near a commuter train station and shopping district in South Shore. Many registered tense confrontations between residents and officers. Some were opposed to the police department's version of the events.

The local Fox TV filmed a video of a man who jumped on the hood by a police cruiser. A reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times wrote on Twitter that a scuffle broke out, with officers who used batons and residents who hit battles. Officers stormed a parking lot where demonstrators had gathered in the dark, the reporter said, made several arrests and threw the reporter to the ground.

At 10:30 the shooting area was completed. Three or four officers experienced minor injuries, four protesters arrested and some police cars were injured, officials said.


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