As the Times points out, a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times tweeted about officers using batons on the crowd before making several arrests. The Chicago Sun-Times also identified the man as a barber known as Snoop. People hurled rocks and bottles at officers, with some suffering minor injuries.
Chief Waller said police believed the man did not have a concealed carry permit for the semi-automatic weapon.
Nearly immediately after the shooting, a crowd of onlookers and activists descended on the scene.
The official statement from the Chicago police said, "an armed confrontation ensued resulting in an officer discharging his weapon and fatally striking the offender", adding that they recovered a "gun and two ammunition magazines" at the scene.
Augustus' death set off five hours of unrest as protestors gathered. In 2015, protesters blocked Interstate 94 after police released a graphic dash-cam video showing an officer shooting Laquan McDonald, 17. More than 1,430 people have been shot in the city so far this year, however that statistic actually represents an improvement as it's 496 fewer than this time last year, according to the Chicago Tribune. "After that, they approached the subject, who became combative and as he became combative, flailing away, he broke free from the officers and they thought he appeared to be reaching for a weapon - which he did have a weapon on him - and officers tragically shot this man".
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The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days. Police rep Anthony Guglielmi says the victim was shot several times, but blames "inaccurate information" for fomenting the crowd.
Tactical officers were conducting a traffic stop when a man exited the back of the vehicle and began running.
A string of police killings of black men, some unarmed, has caused outrage and led to protests in cities across the US. Issa reported that an officer shoved him to the ground and knocked his phone from his hand. Three years later, three officers were indicted on felony charges for allegedly conspiring to cover up the shooting.
"There were some members of the community who were upset, " Guglielmi told the newspaper.
The unidentified man was shot dead after being pursued on foot by officers who wanted to question him.