Man fatally shot by Chicago cop in Lawndale turned toward officers while holding a gun, video shows
A man who was shot and killed during a foot chase with Chicago police last month was holding a gun as he turned toward an officer, according to body-worn camera footage released Wednesday.
Reginald Clay Jr., 24, ran from officers who approached him and a group of people in the 3800 block of West Flournoy Street around 10 a.m. on April 15, according to statements released by the police department and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.
Body camera footage released by COPA shows Clay walking away as the officers pulled up. Clay fled through a gangway into a backyard and then into another gangway that was blocked off.
Clay is seen turning toward the officers with a gun in his left hand. He then falls to the ground as a large blood stain appears on his chest, the video shows.
He briefly raises his bloodied hands and then collapses as an officer makes a distress call over his police radio. “Get an ambulance over here!” one of the officers cries out.