CHICAGO — Chicago police say they’ve authenticated a photo and video from fatal police involved shooting, that’s raised racial tensions in one Chicago neighborhood.
Joshua Beal was shot and killed Saturday near 111th and Troy in Mount Greenwood.
Police say a photo shows him pointing a gun after being told to put it down.
There is also cell phone video that records the audio but not video of the shots fired.
Beal had just attended a family funeral. A fight broke out when he was ordered to move his car.
According to the official police account, an off duty police officer nearby as well as a uniformed sergeant driving to work stopped when they saw the altercation and Beal with a gun in his hand.
As the incident escalated and Beal did not drop his weapon. He was hit police say multiple times by both officers.
Beal later died at nearby Christ Hospital.
Beal lived in Indianapolis and was here to attend the funeral. He did have a permit to carry a gun in Indiana but that permit is not valid in Illinois.
The shooting sparked protests from Black Lives Matter and those supporting police who live or work nearby.
The two officers involved on desk duty for at least the next 30 days ending of the outcome of the investigation.
Black Lives Matters has scheduled a protest in the area for tomorrow afternoon.