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Chicago Police Officer Shoots and Injures Unarmed 13-Year-Old

HeadlineMay 20, 2022

Chicago’s top police official had few answers Thursday about how an unarmed 13-year-old boy was shot and seriously injured a day earlier after he allegedly ran from a stolen car. Police Superintendent David Brown said an officer shot the boy after a chase, but he wouldn’t name the officer and didn’t say how many bullets police fired, or whether the boy had his hands in the air.

David Brown: “Several officers pursue the individual on foot. The subject flees a gas station parking lot at the 800 block of North Cicero and turns toward the officer. The officer then discharges his weapon, striking the individual once.”

Superintendent Brown did confirm there was no gunfire directed at officers. The Chicago Police Department says it has no plans to release any of the video to the public. Last year, the department similarly resisted release of video showing an officer killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo, and it infamously fought the release of video showing the police murder of Laquan McDonald in 2014.

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