(CBS) — Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke encountered Laquan McDonald on near 41st Street and Pulaski Road on October 20, 2014.
This is in the Archer Heights neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: More Than 3 Million Residents Fully Vaccinated, But Cases And Hospitalizations Still Up Significantly Over Past Month
About six seconds after Van Dyke exited his squad car, he began shooting the teenager, who was armed with a knife.
Van Dyke’s trial started on Sept. 5, and the jury began their deliberations on Thursday afternoon.READ MORE: Preparation Work Begins In Jackson Park Ahead Of Fall Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential Center
McDonald was shot 16 times.
Van Dyke is the first Chicago police officer in decades to be charged with murder for an on-duty shooting.MORE NEWS: Bell-Ringing Ceremony Honors Chicago Firefighter Edward Singleton