CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority has released videos, police reports and 911 calls relating to the fatal shooting of a man by officers.
One recorded call is from a man identifying himself as an off-duty officer who asked police be sent to a street in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. The caller warned someone may be shot.
Police say not long after the call, 25-year-old Joshua Beal was fatally shot by the officer and another off-duty officer. They said Beal grabbed a gun from a car and tried to fire at them.
Police said the Nov. 5 incident began when an off-duty Chicago firefighter argued with motorists in a funeral procession who were blocking a fire lane. Police said the argument became physical.
Video footage that surfaced after the shooting appeared to show Beal pointing a gun at police.