(CBS) — Chicago Police fatally shot a 19-year-old man after he pointed a gun at them Saturday morning, according to Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.
The shooting occurred in the 6200 block of South Rhodes in the Woodlawn neighborhood. According to Camden, the 19-year-old was being chased by police because of a suspected drug deal. A witness said he was shot seven times. Chicago Police say they recovered a Glock semiautomatic pistol handgun with an extended high-capacity magazine.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as 19-year-old Raason Shaw.
After the shooting, a large crowd gathered at the scene taunting police, which prompted a call for back-up for crowd control.
Friends say 19 year-old Raason Shaw had just left them, to get something to eat.
“He was running through the alley, with no gun or nothing because he just left us, so we know he didn’t have no gun on him,” said a friend of the offender.
“The rumor starts to spread that he didn’t have a gun. The police shot him for no reason. Nothing could be further from the truth,” said Camden. “If you are carrying a gun and you are stopped by the police, put your hands up in the air and I guarantee you, you won’t get shot. Point a gun at a policeman and I guarantee you, you will get shot.”
The Independent Police Review Authority says they have been notified of the shooting and are on the scene investigating.