New video of the May incident shows a 13-year-old Black boy, identified as A.G., running from a dark Chicago sidewalk into a lit gas station parking lot with his arms raised when an officer opened fire and shot him.
After the boy collapsed to the ground from the gunshot, two cops carried him by only his legs and clothes letting his arms drag on the pavement.
Chicago Police Superindent David Brown previously stated that the officers took the teen to a different location to protect him from an explosion at a gas pump after the shooting.
The incident began when police tried to stop a vehicle they believed was involved in a carjacking. A.G. was a passenger inside the car and ran when cops approached the vehicle.
The teen wasn't in possession of a weapon when he was gunned down by Chicago police and hasn't been charged with any crimes.
Following the shooting, A.G. was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Though he survived the gunshot, the boy's family said "he has been permanently and catastrophically injured,” according to a lawsuit filed last month.
In the lawsuit, the family states that A.G. was compliant with the officer's orders. An eyewitness also told ABC7 that the boy followed the cop's instructions.
“They said, ‘Put your hands up, put your hands up!’ The boy’s hands were up. There’s other people out there that seen it. I got it all on my phone—his hands were up. He didn’t have a gun. They shot him for no reason,” the eyewitness said.
According to the Daily Beast, the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability is currently investigating the May incident.
See photos from the video here.
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