Protests Erupt In South Shore After Police Shoot and Kill Neighborhood Barber

Protests erupted in the South Shore neighborhood on the city’s south-side over the weekend after Chicago Police shot and killed a 37 year-old barber. Harith Augustus, a father of one and barber at Sideline Studio Barber & Beauty Salon was shot and killed after a group of police stopped him on the sidewalk. Police say they stopped him because he was “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person,” and body camera footage shows Augustus had a gun tucked into his waistband. Augustus had a valid permit for the weapon, but allegedly did not have a conceal and carry permit. The short clip, released by police over the weekend after hundreds gathered in the community for several days to protest the shooting, does not contain audio and doesn’t show clearly why the man was stopped in the first place. (ABC7)

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