Chicago, IL – Police at the University of Chicago have now released bodycam and dashcam footage of an officer shooting a student wounding him in Hyde Park, on Tuesday night.
A Chicago police officer was responding to a burglary on Tuesday night when the incident occurred
According to Chicago police, around 10:13 p.m an officer responded to a call in the 5300 block of South Kimbark Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood when he was involved in a “confrontation with a male subject” and discharged his weapon.
The suspect, later identified as a student, wearing a helmet with a visor pulled over his face, was repeatedly screaming obscenities while carrying a pipe. University officials report the male student was using the pipe to smash car and apartment windows.
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“The University is releasing the videos to news media in order to provide more public information on the circumstances of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on April 3,” Marielle Sainvilus, a university spokesperson, said in an email. “These videos depict a painful and disturbing incident. The University community’s care and concern are with all of the individuals involved and their families.
The suspect was struck in the shoulder area, and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, the suspect’s parents have been contacted.
No details on the identity of the suspect have been released at this stage.