Teen Fatally Shot by Cops in ‘Armed Confrontation,’ So Why are People Protesting? [VIDEOS]

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Sixteen-year-old Pierre L. Loury was fatally shot by Chicago police Tuesday night after running from a car involved in an earlier shooting, then leading police on a foot chase, then, according to police, pointing a gun towards officers.

Protests, however, have begun at the site of Loury’s death with people demanding “justice.”

Not only was a weapon was found on the scene, but Loury was a known gang member with a previous record who posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding a gun.

Image source: WBBM-TV

Image source: WBBM-TV

All of those facts, however, have not stopped people from protesting in the streets against police after the death of Loury.

They also, as has been the case for many #BlackLivesMatter protests, blocked the entrance to an expressway as well as other roads and intersections.

Loury’s mother claims that he didn’t own a gun, though he does not have to have owned the gun he used in a shooting. His stepfather said the family wants “justice.”

John Escalante, deputy superintendent for the Chicago Police Department spoke with WLS-TV about the incident. He explained, “The subject, who is deceased, shot by police, did bail from the car that led to a foot pursuit. I believe only one officer actually participated in the foot pursuit.”

He continued,“We do believe that this individual turned and pointed the handgun at the officer the handgun was recovered at the scene where the young man was shot.”

The police are calling this an “armed confrontation.”

The shooting is currently under investigation.

h/t The Blaze

 

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Jennifer Burke
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