Officer says he shot O’Neal as he reached for his waistband

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CHICAGO — There are new details in the police involved shooting that killed teenager Paul O’Neal on Chicago’s South side.

A newly released, highly redacted, police report shows the officer says he shot O’Neal as he reached for his waistband.

In addition, the officer perceived that shots had come from the 18-year-old earlier, as he crashed a stolen Jaguar into two police vehicles.

But O’Neal was not armed.

The videos released by police show that the shots fired came from other officers at the scene on July 28.

After O’Neal ran from the car, police chased him into a backyard and fired more shots.

O’Neal died of a gunshot wound to the back.

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