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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
A very large crowd is gathering at 71st/Chappel, where Chicago Police say they shot and killed a person this evening. It's hard to put in words how tense the scene is. Witnesses say a female officer shot the man in the back while he was running away. He was a local barber.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
The crowd just finished chanting "Who do you serve? Who do you protect?" The crowd formed within two minutes after the shooting, witnesses say.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
The man killed by police was named Tommy, but he went by "Snoop," per people at the scene. The woman pictured here, Gloria Rainge, says Snoop has been her barber for five years. She watched him get shot. "He was cool, laid back, very intelligent."
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
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One elderly woman: "We ain't trying to hurt nobody. We just trying to live decent." Another woman: "We just want to live. Our black kids keep getting killed. We just want to live!"
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Nader Issa
Witnesses say the female officer who fired the shots was immediately put in a squad car and taken away from the scene. By my count, there are between 80-100 officers at the scene right now. Probably as many or more protestors.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
The situation just severely escalated when Chicago Police officers moved their line forward. Officers hit multiple protestors with batons, and protesters punched officers back. I haven't seen a police shooting scene this tense since Laquon McDonald.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Here's more of the scuffle between Chicago Police officers and protestors at the scene where an officer shot and killed a man.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @mitchtrout
This will keep getting updated, but here's my story so far with :
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
"Snoop," the barber who was killed by Chicago Police tonight, has a 5-year-old daughter. One of his customers says he usually brings his daughter with him wherever he goes, but she wasn't with him today.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
I couldn't see what started this, but there was another huge escalation. People started running away as officers and protestors fought through the fence. People are throwing glass bottles at the police. At least three people pulled into a police car.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Internet is bad so it's taking a minute for this video to upload, but Chicago Police just rushed the parking lot and started hitting people. I have my press badge on and identified myself as a reporter but I got shoved to the ground by two cops who smacked my phone out of my hand
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Here's the start of the latest escalation, where Chicago Police rushed the protesters, who had been throwing bottles. More video to come.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Here's the rest of the escalation, including multiple Chicago Police officers on top of one man, hitting him, and then dragging another man. This is also the start of where I get shoved to the ground. That video is coming next.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
This thread got messed up somewhere along the way because of the bad internet reception, so I'm going to tie up some loose ends. Here's the video of Chicago Police officers knocking my phone out of my hand and shoving me.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Witnesses at the scene said the man who was killed by Chicago Police had a gun in a holster, but wasn't reaching for it and was running away. Others who knew him say he had a concealed carry permit. That's not verified, we'll try to find out more.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Witnesses say the incident started when the officer told him not to sell loose cigarettes. He supposedly told the officer he wasn't selling them, just handing a couple to his aunt. An argument started, and he began to run. That's when the officer fired, per police and witnesses.
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
For more, here's the full story:
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Nader Issa 14 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
The Chicago Police narrative for tonight's incident is that the confrontation and shooting happened after the officer saw a man "exhibiting characteristics of an armed person."
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Nader Issa 15 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Snoop's real name has already been passed around social media, but authorities this afternoon confirmed the man killed last night by Chicago Police is 37-year-old Harith Augustus.
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Nader Issa 15 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Continuing this thread with today's updates here:
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Nader Issa 15 Jul 18
Replying to @NaderDIssa
Continuing coverage with this new thread at tonight's protest at the scene of the shooting:
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