Body cameras show Chicago police firing that killed man in Old Town

Image cropped from a police officer’s body camera. | | Copa

Chicago’s police watchdog, COPA, today released a video of the police shooting that killed a man in Old Town on Oct. 2.

COPA previously said the man, identified by the coroner’s office as 20-year-old Antonio Fitzgerald Calmese, fired a gun at the officer before the officer opened fire and killed him. fired two tasers before a shootout ensued, but the prongs of the device “appeared to be out of contact” with the man.

According to CPD Supt, the incident began around 5:05 a.m. after someone approached a patrol officer and reported that the man pointed a gun at him. David Brown and COPA. Officers found the suspect near Evergreen and Hudson, but he escaped. Officials said officers searched the area, found the man again, and began chasing him on foot.

A body camera video taken by one of the officers shows what happened next. The relevant footage begins at his one-minute mark.

A ring doorbell camera also captured the incident.

COPA has released more than 40 videos, 911 calls, and other records related to the can see them all at this link.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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