Mother Of Chicago Teen Killed By Cop Says He Had No Gun
According to Daily Mail reports:
More than 100 people gathered in Chicago for a vigil and protest after the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old by a police officer.
The demonstrations on Tuesday came a day after coroners said Pierre L Loury died at a hospital.
Chicago Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy said the teen ran from a car believed to be connected to an earlier shooting.
Roy said an officer chased the teen and an ‘armed confrontation’ resulted in the officer shooting Loury.
A weapon found at the scene was taken into evidence.
A weapon found at the scene? Interesting since his mother told CBS Local that her son didn’t have a gun and that detail was added after the fact.
Here is the breakdown of events and statement the police gave:
Patrol officers stopped a vehicle believed to have been involved in an earlier shooting in the area at about 7.30pm.
During the stop, a suspect got out of the vehicle and fled, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement.
‘A brief foot pursuit ensued leading to an armed confrontation, between the fleeing offender and the officer,’ police said in the statement.
‘During that encounter, an officer discharged his service weapon fatally striking the offender.’
No police officers were injured in the incident, police said.
Do you believe the statement? Or is this another case of crooked cops covering up their own wrongdoing after killing another unarmed kid?