Police body camera video shows the moment a black father-of-two, 24, fatally shot in the back by Chicago cops


Chicago police released body camera footage showing the moment an officer fatally shot a 24-year-old man in the back as he fled during a pursuit last month.

Family members of Maurice Granton Jr demanded the Chicago Police Department release the footage, claiming the father-of-two was unarmed when he was shot on June 6 in Bronzeville.

Granton’s relatives say the shooting death was unjustified and he should still be alive.

In one video released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Wednesday, an officer is seen chasing Granton through an alley when Granton hops over a wooden fence.

The officer appears to hurt his foot and stops his pursuit. In the background of the video, several shots can be heard. It’s not clear if another officer who had been pursuing Granton from the opposite direction fired the shots.

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