- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

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, sparking racially charged demonstrations.

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, an African American, was fatally shot by the officer and another off-duty officer, both white. 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.

Video footage that surfaced after the shooting appeared to show Beal holding a gun.


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