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Posted: July 14, 2018

Chicago police release video of shooting

Police released video Sunday of their interaction with a man shot in Chicago Saturday. (Photo: Screengrab via Chicago Police)
Police released video Sunday of their interaction with a man shot in Chicago Saturday. (Photo: Screengrab via Chicago Police)

By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CHICAGO —

Police released video Sunday of their interaction with a man who was shot after lifting his shirt revealing at least one gun before trying to flee. 

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Harith Augustus, 37, lived less than a mile from where he was shot around 5:30 p.m. after showing signs that he was armed, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

He was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Sun-Times

“We find no documentation supporting him being a concealed carry (permit holder),” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told WFLD. “The decision to use lethal force is made in a split second. I offer my condolences to the family.”

The officer has not been identified. No officers were injured, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted. A gun and ammunition were recovered, Guglielmi tweeted.

After the shooting, more than 100 people gathered in protest, prompting officers to call dozens more officers to the scene to control the crowd, according to the Sun-Times. Four people were taken into custody, but only one will be charged, according to WFLD

"I understand and empathize with the community’s concerns and want to assure the public that we are committed to conducting a fair, thorough, impartial and objective investigation,” Civilian Office of Public Accountability Chief Administrator Sydney Roberts told WFLD. “We need those with relevant information to contact our office to reach a conclusion based upon all the facts of case."  

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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CVS fires 2 employees after white manager called police on black customer over coupon

Updated 6:19 p.m. ET July 16: CVS has fired two employees who called police when a black female customer attempted to use a coupon a manager believed to be fraudulent, Chicago Tribune reported. 

“We have completed our investigation, and as a result, the two colleagues who were involved are no longer employed by CVS Health,” Mike DeAngelis, CVS Health spokesman, said in an email

Previous story: CVS has apologized to a black woman and is investigating an incident in which a white manager called police on her after she tried to use a coupon at a Chicago store on Friday.

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Camilla Hudson, 53, who said her Facebook post detailing the incident was removed for unspecified reasons by the social media site, also shared video on Twitter of her interaction with the CVS manager who claimed she had forged a coupon.

Hudson said she shared her experience after other recent stories where police were called by white people because of minor or perceived infractions by black people.

“I was not yelling, I did not raise my voice, I did not use profanity, I did not call anyone outside of their name -- other than not accepting, basically, ‘Screw you,’ that was my offense, if you will,” Hudson told Block Club Chicago. “As a woman, as a black woman, as a native Chicagoan, I’m just tired of it. I’m tired of it.”

Police were called to the store for an assault in progress, according to Block Club Chicago. Hudson was told by police she had to leave or else it would be considered trespassing.

“They were not awful,” Hudson told Block Club Chicago regarding the interaction with police. “I explained to them what had happened and how it had happened, and they said, ‘When we get these calls we do have to respond … (but) you’re going to have to leave,’ and I said, ‘Why do I have to leave? I’m a customer here.’”

CVS reached out to Hudson Saturday as her post went viral.

“Our Region Director in Chicago contacted Ms. Hudson as soon as we were made aware of this incident,” CVS said in a statement, according to Block Club Chicago. “CVS has begun an investigation and we will take any corrective action that is warranted to prevent it from happening again. CVS Pharmacy does not tolerate any practices that discriminate against any customer and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment in our stores.”

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