So what happens when you run from police after they see you toting a gun with an extended magazine? Oftentimes the police will give chase. And that’s what happened in Chicago. Bodycam of the incident was just released, and it showed not only the lead up to the struggle, and the shooting, but how terrible the officer involved felt after defending himself.
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has released body camera footage from
Police have said officers spotted 36-year-old Louis C. Gordon-Hay with a gun on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of West 111th Street around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 11.
Gordon-Hay fled into a nearby home, and officers chased him on foot.
Body camera video footage released by COPA on Wednesday shows the two officers wrestling with Gordon-Hay once inside the house and struggling to take a gun away from him.
COPA said officers told Gordon-Hay to drop the gun while inside the home as they struggled over his weapon. During the struggle, one of the officers and Gordon-Hay fired their weapons.
In the body camera footage, a man’s voice can be heard, “Let the gun go before they kill your ass, dog!” before two shots go off.
Louis didn’t follow officer directives. He didn’t let go of the gun. He kept fighting. In the end he chose… poorly.
Not safe for work.