VIDEO: 3-4 Chicago Officers Hurt After 'Protesters' Attack Following Shooting

Protesters turned violent Saturday night following a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Chicago, IL - Protesters in Chicago started attacking police officers following a fatal officer-involved shooting earlier Saturday evening (videos below.)

The incident happened in the area of 71st St and Chappel Ave at around 5:30 p.m.

Chicago PD Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said that officers were working foot patrol when they spotted a man who looked like he may have a weapon in his waistband.

The officers confronted the suspect, who then became combative. As the suspect fought with officers, he flailed away from them.

The suspect then appeared to be reaching for his weapon, and officers fatally shot him.

Officers recovered a semi-automatic firearm and magazines from the suspect.

Chief Waller added that the suspect did not have a concealed carry permit.

The suspect and officers have not been identified at this time.

Almost immediately following the shooting, a large crowd of protesters formed and started threatening to shoot the police.

The crowd spread the story about how a barber named "Snoop" was unarmed and shot in the back as he was walking home from work.

The crowd also created a second narrative where people claimed that Snoop was armed, but they said he had a concealed carry permit.

The crowd started jumping on police cars and clashing with officers.

Many in the crowd threatened police officers, saying that they better not be around come nighttime.

At around sunset, people in the crowd started to throw glass bottles, rocks, and bottles of urine at officers. Chief Waller said three to four officers were injured in the attacks.

Officers responded by ordering the protesters back and taking down troublemakers and people who refused to listen.

You can see multiple videos from Chicago Sun-Times reported Nader Issa below:

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Righton17
Righton17

Video clearly shows that the dead perp tried to pull his weapon, a firearm, from his right side and that he was shot accordingly. Good job by the cops, but the ignorant crowd can't comprehend. So stupid, so very stupid.

PD62rocks
PD62rocks

not impressed with the "reporter". He said the cops charged into the parking lot and started hitting people. Sorry, I saw ONE cop tap one of the "protesters" with the end of his baton. If this guy's video doesn't show what he professes, he shouldn't be claiming it. And what started all of the police rush was the guy in the blue cap and white T shirt pushing against them and getting combative with officers. Does this reporter not see that? Then he says he got "shoved to the ground." Really? How come he was standing up after they knocked his phone out of his hand? And the only reason they got after him was that they had repeatedly told him to get back. Yeah, he told them he was a reporter and they said "that's fine" but back up. He kept disobeying that direct, lawful order and that's how he got his phone knocked down, etc. And did you notice in his last post featured here, he says "I lost my balance but can't remember if I hit the ground or not." This is AFTER he claimed he was shoved to the ground. Look at your video, Mr. Reporter. It will show you didn't get pushed to the ground and the cops were justified in pushing you back when you kept disobeying their orders to back up. As a former journalist, I know how things work. You have to get the story but that doesn't give you the right to interfere! This guy needs to go back to school and learn the basics or travel with a more experienced reporter, a real one. He has the attitude that because he carries a press pass, he can go wherever he wants to. Doesn't work that way. I never DEMANDED entrance to a crime scene, fire scene or anything else and if I got too close and they told me to get back I did. This guy is a disgrace to the profession because of that and his very apparent bias against police and for people who are breaking the law and out of control. It's like he bought into THEIR story and tried to slant his reporting that way.

Sugaree
Sugaree

Jimhilton911 you speak the truth. The hideous thoughts that certain people have will eventually go right back in their faces. I stand with your post, 100 percent. Someday the shoes will be on the other feet.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Seeking justice had nothing to do with these protests...these are just thugs looking to spread hate!!!

Budman
Budman

Al Sharpton is on the the way!

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