The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) released a video on Tuesday, depicting a November 18 incident, of two Chicago police officers opening fire and fatally wounding a man who was shooting a gun at another man, close to the West Englewood intersection.
According to the files released by IPRA, the two officers involved in the shooting “acted within Departmental guidelines” when they fired shots at Darius Jones, 26. Two surveillance cameras, pointed towards 69th Street, near Damen Avenue, showed two men arguing in the middle of a busy intersection while surrounded by several others. One of the men, identified as Jones, pulled out a gun and began shooting into the crowd of people.
Surveillance video captured the man involved in an altercation with Jones, picking him up and lifting him off the ground. It appears as if the man is trying to stop Jones from firing. He let go of Jones and starting running, but Jones opened fire, reportedly shot a man in the stomach area. The victim was later taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
Shortly after, a squad car pulled up. The officers, with their guns drawn, got out of the vehicle. They “repeatedly ordered” Jones to drop his weapon, but Jones walked towards the officers with the gun still in his hand. The officers began shooting at Jones, who died around an hour later from multiple gunshot wounds.
Both officers were placed on 30 days desk duty, a standard protocol of the Chicago Police Department when a shooting takes place.
[Feature Photo: IPRA Chicago]