Kajuan Raye Shot And Killed By Chicago Cop
19-year-old Black Chicago teen Kajuan Raye has been shot and killed by a police officer reports The Root. Although the sergeant has claimed the teen pointed a gun at him, no weapon has been recovered at the murder scene. How convenient.
Last week, Chicago cops claimed the sergeant was called to an intersection near a park on the south side in response to a report of a “battery in progress.” That’s when all hell broke loose…
The sergeant approached Raye who he described as fitting the description of the suspect. Raye ran, and the sergeant gave chase. “The sergeant then told investigators that the offender turned and pointed a weapon in the direction of the sergeant on two separate occasions during the pursuit,” Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
Video taken by two surveillance cameras outside a church shows Raye running and the officer chasing him out of the cameras’ view, yet the footage does not show the gunfire where Raye was shot and killed.
Police have not released the sergeant’s name. He will be taken off patrol and placed on administrative duties for at least 30 days, as is routine for officers involved in a shooting while it is reviewed.
When will Black lives really matter when we’re hunted down like animals on a daily basis?! Sound off in the comment section below.